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partridge silkie color question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Alphagamchick, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Alphagamchick

    Alphagamchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some young partridge silkies-hatched May 17. So far they are mostly black with a LIGHT smattering of gold on the top(barely). I have to admit that I am a little disappointed in their coloring so far. When I googled partridge silkies, most of them had lots of color. Will mine get more color as they get a little older? Did I read somewhere that they are crosses with black silkies?
     
  2. Julie in Al

    Julie in Al Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alpha, here is a picture of a juvie partridge pullet and her color at five months. She is a good example of great female coloring. I will post a picture of a young juvie cockeral and if you will scroll down below on this Breeds forum I have a great picture of this guy grown under subject Partridge silkie. You won't believe the difference.[​IMG]



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    This is the young cockeral and you won't believe the difference when you look below at grown up pic. He got his color as he grew.

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  3. Julie in Al

    Julie in Al Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alpha, I bumped the topic for you so it wouldn't roll off and you could look. Julie
     
  4. Alphagamchick

    Alphagamchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Julie, Thanks for taking the time to send those picks. My birds are only three months old so I'll just have to be patient. I was looking at the roo tonight. He has gold and orange smatterings on his body and is starting to get some green sheen to his tail-barely. So I will look forward to more color soon. Thanks.
    Would love to see pics of other people's partridge silkies. Anyone?
     

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