Porcalin Silkies? HELP

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mrsfoote, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i hatched 2 silkie chicks one was labled a porcalin egg....which of these chicks would be considered porcalin
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  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Hmm, I have not hatched poreclain Silkies, but I know in other breeds, they are a light hazy grayish if porcelain. The second one looks like it is buff, definitely not porcelain. And, the first one looks more like partridge. Porcelain is buff and lav mixed and neither one of those chicks are showing lav.
     
  3. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would depend on how it was bred. Some crosses favor one parent in an F1. I have seen porcelain breeding, turn out to be almost completely buff looking, showing Lavender in the tail, then in the same hatch, the other end up looking more Lavender. I would wait a week and see what color the wing feathers start to look like, it might give you a beter guess.
     
  4. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know the make up of the "Porcelain" in Silkies.... Is it a Buff with the Lavender gene did someone say? So it is NOT the Spangled Porcelain...(Mille Fleur w/Lavender gene) colored bird.... There are no spots? So there are two different varieties of Porcelain...Mille Fleur Porcelain w/Lav. and the Silkie Porcelain...? I guess I was confused...maybe still am? I guess I need to see more of the Silkie Porcelains to understand the color......Very pretty birds. I raise the other "Porcelain" color in my breed and understand it's color and pattern.... I find the Silkie Porcelain very interesting....I like it! Thanks
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Porcelain in silkies is exactly the same as in other breeds except that mottling has not yet been bred into them. Therefore they are not a tri-coloured bird with lavender, isabel & white, but only the lavender and isabel. The placement of these colours should folloow the description in the standard for porcelain.

    Eventually we will get mottling bred into the porcelains.

    Far too many silkies are being called porcelain that are not. The bird must carry two copies of lav, which dilutes ALL feather pigment. If the plumage has any red or undiluted buff, the bird does not carry two copies of lav. Ditto for any black in the feathering.
     
  6. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...I understand now..... I wonder if the white spangles would even show? Sounds like an interesting project. I have Silkies too...going to be breeding...BBS..birds this season along with my Pyncheons.... Is the Silkie hen in your Avatar a Porcelain? It's a very nice color and excellent type...... Thanks again:D
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Issa was almost completely isabel; only a bit of lavender. Unfortunately, I lost her [​IMG] She was a VERY nice silkie
     
  8. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry to hear that:(....what a beautiful bird.... Is an Isabel a Buff with a double dose of the Lavender gene? Could you take two Buffs that carry Lav. and breed them together to get Isabels...and what other color(s) might one get...? I hope you don't mind the questions? I have a friend with wonderful Buffs....it would be a nice project to work on... Thanks
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Here are a couple of pics of my porcelain pullet. She is quite young and hasn't molted yet, so I don't know what she will look like eventually. I'm hoping the buff will fade much more. The first pic is when she was a chick and her mama and the second was taken a few weeks ago. In the baby picture she looks more buff that she actually was...just the lighting.

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  10. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow...I really like that.... I'm wondering what a Mille Fleur Silkie would look like?
     

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