Is this Silkie Red Or Buff

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

  1. 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.




  2. MeettheFlockers

    MeettheFlockers Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    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!


    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.
    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

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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. Any other opinions.
    We are working with them to increase the crest size.
  6. Look buff to me.

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