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SILKIE coloring question...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BellLisamo, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    to have brown feathers on the neck. I was given a young blue silkie and it has brown feathers coming in....... what happened?!?!!?!
     
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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pet quality.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    How old?

    Partridge males often get the colouring in their head, hackles, shoulders and saddles fairly late in development. So that is one possibility.

    Sometimes blue sunburns to a bronzy blue.

    Or as nzpouter said, pet quality
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Suze,

    Weren't you saying something about red making the blue look 'blue-er' the other day, or am I mixing up conversations?
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I think you're mixing up conversations, or rather who said what? Do you remember the thread?

    Red does contrast nicely with blue, but shouldn't be on a blue chicken. On blue partridge it's very attractive, as it in on blue laced reds (think wyandotte, not silkie).
     
  6. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:its about 3-4weeks.... young.... so far the brown is just on his hackles and shoulders.... ill try to get a picture later today
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    At 3-4 weeks, then I'd say his adult colour is still undetermined (although we can probably help ID it once you post photos), but it isn't blue, although blue may end up being a component.
     
  8. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:well this is how i feel about it [​IMG]

    i think i will rehome this baby. ill get pics by tonight!
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Figure out what it is, first--then decide what you want to do. Where did you get the baby?
     
  10. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:from a "breeder". But they are not SQ, obviously. I dont mind, but i dont like the light brown highlights on its neck. so odd. I also have a black rooster from her that has brown on its neck as well. I was wanting to know what she crossed to get that. Ill try to find a picture of him...
     

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