Silkie color help Please! Pics..

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by happytraylz, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. happytraylz

    happytraylz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there, newish to Silkie Breeding, and I know basic colors, trying to improve. I hatched some eggs from a couple of breeders with show stock, and have youngsters I am trying to decide on. Some of their colors I am not sure of, and not sure if they would be good to add to my flock. They are loosing their chick fuzz, and look a lil goofy, and don't like to sit for pics. Any help is greatly appreciated.. [​IMG]

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  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:#1 pet rooster splash buff
    #2buff
    #3grey
    #4partridge
    #5buff
    looks lie the breeder added blue to there buffs to hide smutt some my buffs have splash fearthers if u look closely
     
  3. happytraylz

    happytraylz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Chickendales! So, are the buffs good color type? Is the white feathering good, or are they supposed to be solid buff?
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:buffs are hard i would grow then out before i desided that was white or not it could be light buff in the chicks it easier to breed to get darker then light er buff
     
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  5. happytraylz

    happytraylz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, great! Thank you!
     
  6. Shayna

    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    Well I'll give this my best guess, mainly for fun. I am just learning all the silkie colors, so this is more of a free bump for you and I'm sure someone will come along and correct me.

    Here are my guesses:
    #1 Looks like a paint. Many paint roos have a lot of champagne frosting, which looks similar that, but also has black spotting. I think I see black spot on the back of that roo near the tail. If it has additional black spots, I would guess it's a paint. If that's what it is, ideally the spots should be kept and the frosting should be bred out.
    #2 Buff
    #3 Grey
    #4 really light Buff
     
  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:more then like #1 came out a buff pen that carries blue to hide black smutt
     
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    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    Quote:more then like #1 came out a buff pen that carries blue to hide black smutt

    That would make sense since it looks a lot like #4, but the black spotting threw me off... Haven't noticed that on buffs before - but I haven't seen that many buffs either...
     
  9. happytraylz

    happytraylz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input folks! I have soo much yet to learn, thats why I LOOOVE this site and all the 'peeps'.. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    IMO, #1 looks nothing like the champagne colouring on paints; it looks much too red. It actually looks along the lines of red pyle, but that could indeed be from buff plus splash rather than red plus dominant white.
     

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