Really different colored silkie...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Critter Crazed, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    Anyone else with a silkie this color? It's head is white and then it slowly turns gray! He's really pretty. I had to give him away a week or so ago because he started to crow. I'm just curious if anyone else has seen a silkie this color before. His name is Rambo and he was about 15 weeks old in these pictures.

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    Oh and I know he has the wrong type of comb for a silkie. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] He's the light one in the middle of the picture in this one.

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    The one to the right here.

    I can't get any more pictures because I gave him away a week or so ago. [​IMG]
    Anyone ever seen this color before?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    He's probably a light gray or a light blue, but you knew that already. It's just not as common as other colors.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    I bought a pair of silkies about two weeks ago at a livestock sale, They are suposed to be white, and the hen is, she's snow white. The man said the roo was white but he was just a little dirty from dusting, but he's still he same dirty white color, kinda like yours. I have recently seen pics of Khaki sumatras, which is the "splash"equivalent of Dun, and I was thinking that he could possilbly be a khaki silkie, ( since I have heard of Dun silkies), but I figured that was just wishful thinking. IDK, but he does look similar to yours. Hopefully one of the silkie experts will come along soon.
     
  4. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    Quote:I just thought he was neat looking and the person that I gave him too (she is like a chicken expert) said she'd never seen a silkie like that before! So I was just wondering if it was like a new color. [​IMG] Guess not. I know there are gray silkies but it's just his tail that's gray. His head is white. I guess the pictures kind of make him look all gray.

    A khaki silkie... that could be but isn't khaki like a tan color?

    Anyone else that can put a name to the color?
     
  5. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    Oh! I found some better pictures of Rambo!!!
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  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say that he is extremely light blue or a washed out Splash.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Is there any gold showing on him?
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Awww- he was cute! I like the silkies with the single comb. His color was pretty- like a graduated pale blue.
    Nice cochin BTW [​IMG]
     
  9. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    Sonoran... I don't think so. His neck was a little yellowish though.

    Thank you very much HappyMtn! [​IMG]
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I thought I say yellow there--so you think it was sunburned feathers?

    He looks like a very pale version of columbian without the neck lacing. I've had a few of those, although darker overall. If you look at the undercoat, it is probably slaty coloured instead of white.

    He looks to me more like a grey than a blue, but certainly not a proper grey by any stretch.
     

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