Silkie Color Acceptance Dates

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SilkieCRZYness, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone who has an apa book or just knows inform me of the years (date) all six colors were officially accepted? Thanks!
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    White from the very beginning; splash was the most recent, and was 2001.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I was trying to find out when Buff was accepted, but no luck. I don't see anything written in the apa standard about when the colors were accepted. I have the apa color standard.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    It *might* be on the club website? I know I have seen the information somewhere, but really don't know when.

    A judge recently told me "since splash is such a new variety and is just beginning to be shown" [​IMG] Probably the most common variety I have seen other than white. [​IMG]
     
  5. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just looking at my SOP right now:

    Bearded White 1874
    Bearded Black 1965
    Bearded Blue 1996
    Bearded Buff 1996
    Bearded Gray 1996
    Bearded Partridge 1996
    Bearded Splash 2001
    Bearded Lavendar 2010?

    Non-bearded White 1874
    Non-bearded Black 1965
    Non-Bearded Buff 1996
    Bearded Gray 1996
    Non-Bearded Partridge 1996

    *** According to the 2001 SOP, the bearded splash is in the new breeds & varieties supplement way in the back of the book. It doesn't give a description for the non-bearded splash, only the bearded.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    That's odd; I know they were accepted the same year...
     
  7. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Steph..... Its on page 283 of the 2001 SOP. The supplement pertaining the splash addition is on page 369.
     
  8. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had no idea white silkies had been around/shown for 136 years!!! No wonder they are so far along and win all the shows!
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Silkies were discovered in something like AD 1276 (guessing on exact year, but it can't be more than 10-15 years off) by Marco Pollo. They are an OLD breed. Dorkings are older; the Romans wrote about them.
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thanks destiny_56085

    Never saw that in the book before, must have skipped over it.
     

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