Silkie color question - MORE PICTURES ADDED

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by geosheets, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color is this pullet? The parent birds were silver partridge. She's patterned like her silver siblings except she is a milky brown... almost a bronze color.

    Trying to decide what color she is and what to breed her with... she's beautiful and I want more. Not sure if I should take her back to silver partridge or breed her to a black.

    Your thoughts?

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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2011
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
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    is she partridge maybe [​IMG] did she get a gold gene somewhere ?

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  3. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Very pretty George! [​IMG] Sorry I can't help with what to breed her to, though.
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:x2 George!
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    She is either grey or partridge or blue partridge; can't really tell from the photos.
     
  6. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
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    I would breed her with a partridge because if you breed her to blue or black the gold will be there for a long time and most people don't like that.
     
  7. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is hard to see the color in pictures and the pictures don't do her justice. Today was a nice overcast day so I took some more pics. The ones with 2 birds are a grey and the bird in question. The grey is from the same parent stock & same hatch so the birds are identical in age and both are pullets... right at 8 months old. I also included a couple photos with a white & black pullet for color reference. I think these pics show the color a little better so... do we have some new opinions on her color?

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  8. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would breed her to silver partridge, her father was probably split for gold.
     

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