My daughter is showing slikies in 4H, need some help. Pics.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by juliemom25, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. juliemom25

    juliemom25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first 2 pictures are of the same bird. It is about 4 1/2months old. It is either a splash or blue silkie. We are pretty sure it is also a rooster. Would that change whether or not it cordinates (color wise) with the hens?

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    The next two pictures are also the same bird. It is either a white or ????. All of our silkies are "show quality" from two different breeders I found here on BYC. We have no clue if it is a rooster or a hen. It is also around 4 1/2 months old. We only bought blue, splash, white and partridge.

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    Thank you so much!!

    Julie
     
  2. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am rusty on my colors but the roo kinda reminds me of a cuckoo silkie, and the hen looks like self blue/lavender, but again I am rusty on my colors so I would wait for someone who is more knowledgeable to ID them.[​IMG]
     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first 2 are greys and 3rdone is lavender
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not lavender, lavender should be an even color throughout the body. Not have a dark head and light body. That looks more like someone was trying to work on porcelain.

    The pics are not great for telling color but he almost looks like a gray.
     
  5. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    Quote:X 2!!
     
  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is the breast redish
     
  7. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one looks like a gray cockerel, I like him. [​IMG]
     
  8. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grey or a blue with tons of silver leakage.... The lil gal looks like a very light lavendar or something from a pastel/porcelain project pen.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I'm not convinced that the 2nd bird is female--look at how all the crest feathers go backwards. Not convinced it is male, either, but just not quite sure. I agree that the first is likely grey. Or possibly blue grey?
     

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