Once again...what color is this silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyb1969, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I asked this question last fall, but this rooster was very young then. So I decided to ask it again, now that he's mature and of breeding age. I plan on offering hatching eggs from my silkies this year, so knowing this guy's color would be helpful. His father was colombian, and his mother was grey. What color is this guy considered? [​IMG]

    ETA: Any comments/opinions about his quality is appreciated, too.


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    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just beautiful.
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Silver?
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Grey, which in other breeds is called silver. He has some faults, and isn;t the classic grey, but I personally think he is extremely attractive!

    Genetically he probably has other things going on as well--not sure what all. He may be grey splash?
     
  5. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Colombian Rock? Wyndotte? I have a ton of colombian rock bantams, and white silkies maybe I'll try this out. I see some of his colombian in like the tail and hackle area. Very nice!
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep.. strangely look like a columbian...
     
  7. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking Columbian too. He's not a splash, and he certainly not a blue.
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I've had Black White crosses that look a little like him. They just had
    more black.

    Mixed color silkie flocks are fun. [​IMG]
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You are right,
    He is a grey or silver, which ever one you wish to call it. There is a dark grey as well that looks nothing like these so the term silver is becoming more used to discribe this particular shade or grey.
    I like these way more than the standard grey, much more beauty in the color. As for the genetics, looks like all silkie to me?
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  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a grey. His pattern isn't great for the variety, but that's what he is.
     

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