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Red silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hennypen, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Songster

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    Who has RED silkies?

    Can you post pictures?
     

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  3. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Songster

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    I have a few red ones. Their color is a lot more deep and intense than just buff. Buff is almost like a pale yellow.

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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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  5. Hennypen

    Hennypen Songster

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    I'd like a find a nice red hen to breed to my partridge red roo.

    His dad was a nice clear red silkie and the mom was a partridge/black.

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  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Those look buff, not red. Red is much darker.

    Red:
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    from https://sites.google.com/site/zijde...r-genetics-heritage/singularity-in-red-silkie[​IMG]
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    from http://www.oocities.com/iladd29/red.html: [​IMG]

    Buff is not pale yellow. It is defined as "an intermediate shade of orange yellow with a rich golden cast, not so intense as to show a reddish tinge, nor so blanched as to resemble lemon or light yellow." [page 248 of the Bantam Standard, 2005 edition, "A Glossary for Bantam Chickens."]
     

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  9. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

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    Here is another reference to Red silkies.

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  10. Hennypen

    Hennypen Songster

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    Who owns that red?
     

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