Red Silkie Questions NEW QUESTION!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by herechickchick, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I am wondering (and I am just wondering, not looking to buy) if there are Silkie breeders working on really nice quality red silkies. I know ideal has them but they are pet quality to say the least. I was just wondering if there are any efforts in the silkie world to get red or any other new color approved?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2008
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Ok Silkie people, where are you? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Adam, I don't know of anyone working on red. The red ones tend to have more black in the tail and that if the color they are tring to breed out of the buffs. I think a good quality Red with a black tail would be pretty if all the black feathers were silkie and not hard.
     
  4. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wanting to know too!
     
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Ok how would one create a dark mahogany red silkie with a black tail. What would you cross it with to get the color? A RC Bantam RIR?
     

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