Omg look at my gorgeous new silkie!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by raiderbabe239, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    His name is pepper, the woman i got him from said she got him from a breeder named trisha here in florida what color would he be considered?
     
  2. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he has patterning in the wings like a partridge, then he's grey. The wing feathers look solid black from the pics though. It looks to me though like he's just a very miscolored black. There are many variations of silver and gold in the hackles. He looks like a fairly extreme example of it. Some people call that color birchen. Its a DQ in the show ring if he is supposed to be black. Sonoran might be of more help on this one...
     
  3. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he's BEAUTIFUL ! Reminds me of the colors on a Silverback Gorilla.....Gorgeous!!!!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Very pretty. [​IMG]
     
  5. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    hes not going to be shown hes just a gorgeous little pet for me, ive wanted a silkie for soo long lol
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I believe he is a Grey Silkie. You may want the experts to verify. He is a pretty boy.
     
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  7. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the ASBC standard for grey:
    Gray as in Gray SILKIE Plumage
    Color of Male

    HEAD: Dark Gray

    NECK: Hackle-light gray streaked with darker gray

    BACK: Even shade of chinchilla gray

    SADDLE: To match hackle

    TAIL: Main Tail, Sickles & Coverts-same as back

    WINGS: Shoulders, fronts, bows & coverts-same as back. Primaries-slaty gray with center shafting of darker shade. Secondaries-slaty gray

    BREAST: Light gray

    BODY & STERN: Same as back

    SHANKS & TOES: Thigh, shank and toe feathers-same as back

    UNDERCOLOR: see female

    Color of Female

    HEAD: Chinchilla gray

    NECK: Hackle-light gray streaked with darker gray

    BACK & CUSHION: An even shade of chinchilla gray

    TAIL: Main tail & coverts-same as back

    WINGS: Shoulders, fronts, bows & coverts-same as back. Primaries and secondaries-solid even shade of slaty gray

    BREAST: Light gray

    BODY & STERN: Same as back

    SHANKS & TOES: Thighs, shanks and toe feathers-same as back

    UNDERCOLOR: Smoky gray of a shade not darker than top color
     

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