Red Silkies

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  1. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are Red Silkies uncommon? I ordered assorted eggs and some are red silkies. [​IMG]
     
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:there not a color a lot of breeder have so kinda but i dont see big following for them a like for say paints lavenders but i realy like them
     
  3. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have one. His type wasn't the best, but I liked his color.

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  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    Is this what you mean? I'm pretty sure the colouring is called 'buff'
     
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    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your silkie looks more red than buff, but that may just be the pic. There are actual red silkies. I'm not sure how many breeders are working with them, but I know some hatcheries sell them. I got mine as a chick from a poultry booth outside of a feed store, so he was probably a hatchery bird. He was definitely red, however, not buff.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Your silkie looks more red than buff, but that may just be the pic. There are actual red silkies. I'm not sure how many breeders are working with them, but I know some hatcheries sell them. I got mine as a chick from a poultry booth outside of a feed store, so he was probably a hatchery bird. He was definitely red, however, not buff.

    He was more expensive than the other roosters. Maybe that's why? I was just drawn to him by the vibrant colouring. Too bad I don't have a red hen [​IMG]
     
  8. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my red showgirl
     
  9. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your silkie looks more red than buff, but that may just be the pic. There are actual red silkies. I'm not sure how many breeders are working with them, but I know some hatcheries sell them. I got mine as a chick from a poultry booth outside of a feed store, so he was probably a hatchery bird. He was definitely red, however, not buff.

    He was more expensive than the other roosters. Maybe that's why? I was just drawn to him by the vibrant colouring. Too bad I don't have a red hen [​IMG]

    Yes, the red is nice. I've always liked red. I wish I'd been able to get some hens for my rooster.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Buff is a very rich golden colour, especially on the boys. It is a vibrant colour; many of the buff silkies I see (certainly not all) are quite dilute, which is not correct. Red should be at least as dark as a New Hampshire. In both cases the colouring should be even over the entire body.

    This photo from feathersite is a red cochin bantam:
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    Now contrast that with a correctly coloured buffs of various breeds (all from feathersite except the silkie, which is mine):
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