Is this Porcelain? (Silkie)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ladyfaeden, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. ladyfaeden

    ladyfaeden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]This is one of my Silkie Roosters. I think he's around 6 months old. I'm not familiar with porcelain-the pictures I've seen look lighter in color then my roo. I saw a picture of a "Salmon" Roo that looked similiar. So-what color would you say this is?
     
  2. ladyfaeden

    ladyfaeden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of breeding this color into my sizzles as I think he's the prettiest of all my Silkies. What do you think?
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    He is not pocelain; he is splash with autosomal red, aka calico. THere is some similarity of appearance to blue/splash salmon. If you want to see true salmon colouring, look at a salmon faverolle. The girls look very, very different. The salmon and blue salmon faverolles pictured below are from feathersite.com:

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  4. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have what is commonly called in Silkies a Calico. He is not Salmon.
     
  5. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took a closer look and mine are much lighter in color...
     
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  6. ladyfaeden

    ladyfaeden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His head and tail are lavender and his body is buff. I'm not sure that shows up well in the picture. I will try to get another one.
     
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  7. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I definitely won't argue with these experts but I wish this was a bigger photo. [​IMG]
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If you look at my avatar, it is the colour of a porcelain who is mostly isabel, with only a bit of lavender. See how much redder your boys wings are? Don't get me wrong. I think his colouring is very pretty--it is just not anything like porcelain or salmon. This picture from feathersite is a true porcelain. While porcelain silkies do not have the mottling, they should have the correct hues (isabel & lavender) to be called porcelain.
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    and this photo of Kazjaps' from belgians.eldras,nl
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  9. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the explanation :) It makes it much clearer.


     
  10. ladyfaeden

    ladyfaeden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the pictures! That helps a lot. I don't really care what color he is, I just want to make sure I'm calling him the correct thing. So, sounds like Calico is the right term-which means my other rooster who I was told was a calico, probably isn't one. He's black with red or buff showing through. I'd call him tortoiseshell if he was a cat.... Anyway, I appreciate the help.
     

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