Is this Silkie Red Or Buff

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Doug the Chicken Man, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if you can see the difference between the red and buff slikies.

    Here is a picture of what we were told were red Silkie's but now I am unsure.

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  2. MeettheFlockers

    MeettheFlockers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look Buff to me and I raise Ginger Reds. Generally they should be fiery red throughout with black threaded throughout the tail.

    Here is a pic of my Buff Roo next to one of my Ginger Red Boys (my Buff is actually quite a bit darker than that IRL) and you can see my Buff does have a nice red hue but is clearly different than the Ginger boy. I hope that helps!

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    Here is one of my hens which is light for Ginger Reds but is a nice solid red throughout. I'm working on getting them much more maroon but only have 3 hens like that so far.
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    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Looks buff to me!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Looks red to me. I used to raise show cockers -especially red ones. None of them were solid red like an Irish setter but, were considered RED in our breed. I wouldn't expect a solid red chicken either.

    The lighter one would be called red-buff.
     
  5. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any other opinions.
    We are working with them to increase the crest size.
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Look buff to me.
     

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