Is this silkie blue or gray???

jen5680

Southside Silkie Shack
10 Years
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I can't seem to figure out what color she is. Would this be a reallly really light blue or a gray?
I ordered them from a breeder that told me they were blue but????
Thanks!
 

jen5680

Southside Silkie Shack
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
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Oh good! I put her in the pen with my partridge boy hopeing to get blue partridge babies!!
I wasn't going to if she was gray. So gray silkies have the patterned feathers. That is easy enough!
Thanks!!
 

Sonoran Silkies

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
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Actually grey and partridge would mix better. The only difference between partridge and grey is the silver/gold gene. Pair a grey hen with a partridge cock and the daughters will all be partridge; the sons golden (split S/s+) partridge. Pair a grey cock with a partridge hen and all the daughters will be grey and the sons golden partridge.

For the 2nd generation take the golden partridge boys and pair with a grey hen for 50/50 grey & golden partridge boys and 50/50 grey & partridge girls. Or pair the golden partridge with a partridge girl for 50/50 partridge & golden partridge boys and 50/50 grey and partridge girls.

**** note that my use of the term "golden partridge" is based upon golden being the common term for a male who has one copy of silver and one of gold, not upon a recognised variety ****
 

jen5680

Southside Silkie Shack
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
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I don't have any gray. Could you explain this again with the blue hen and partridge roo?
Thanks!!
 

ultasol

Songster
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Apr 30, 2009
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Sonoran- I have heard the term 'gray partridge' bandied about for those cockerels I've seen posted as 'calico' recently, with one person saying she had exhibited a cock of that color under partridge successfully.

Do you have any additional information on this?
 

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