Name that Silkie Color..................

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenzoo, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger


    Silkie #1 from my Cuckoo hen & Black Roo, hard to tell in pic but looks like he is getting light barring in his topknot


    Silkie #2 from same parents, lighter than #1 but half the skin is dark and half light...... hehe


    One of my Partridge pullets................... just for the heck of it and I love her.... hehe
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    #1 looks like a grey and #2 looks like a partridge.
  3. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    #1 Splash #2 Splash
    Cute too
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Ok.. need to rule some things out here:

    Assuming that the Cuckoo hen was black cuckoo, then that means all offspring would have to be black or cuckoo/barred; Unless the rooster was actually a dark Blue rooster, then the only possibilities would be Blue and Black offspring with the males have some cuckoo/barring. No splash would be possible from this mating AT ALL.

    Is it possible for the parents to be recessive for lavender?
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    The hen is a Cuckoo, the male looks Black but could have some Blue. I don't know about his background... it's possible. They are far different from my splashes, although difficult to see in the pic. You can make out a light barring pattern in areas... it's strange. I have gotten Cuckoo and Black chicks from them before... these two have me confused... hehe
  6. chickenzoo

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  7. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got a similarly almost identically colored chick out of a Black X white (recessive blue or lavender (not sure but good guessing) and she/he has been very very pale blue with some dark areas/edges on crest and wings. I tried figuring out the genetics and what you'd call it, but everyone says its just a pale blue...So I have thus started calling Silver (this chick) a Powderpuff Blue [​IMG]

    beautiful birds, I love the partridge.
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Hummmmm interesting. [​IMG]
  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Anyone else know................. ?
  10. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    #1 extremely light cuckoo with poor barring.

    #2 miscolor. I don't think it qualifies as gray.

    D you know the genetic background of the parents?

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