Silkie exhibition colors

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by 3clucks, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. 3clucks

    3clucks Chirping

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    I recently got into chickens and have decided to show silkies and am trying to learn as much as possible. With that being said I’m wondering what the recognized silkie colors are by the APA before I start building my show flock. I have searched online and can’t seem to find a definitive answer.
    Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    White, black, blue, buff, gray, partridge, self blue also called lavender, and splash.
     
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  3. 3clucks

    3clucks Chirping

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    Ok thanks...do you know if paint silkies are recognized by the APA? I’ve seen people breeding them online and say show quality.
     
  4. 3clucks

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    Or would that also be considered splash?
     
  5. RingoldChick

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    Paint is different than a splash. Splash is blues and Paint, I believe is white with black "Paint" spots. It's my understanding that Paints are not recognized yet. But they are working on it.
     
  6. KKVDK

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    It would not be considered splash. I showed my silkies at the California State Fair and there WAS an option for paint so I decided to get one of these beautiful silkies and will show her at the fair next year! I'm soooo excited!!:celebrate
     
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Paints are not yet recognized.
     
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    They are where I'm located
     
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  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Maybe for local shows. But they are not APA recognized yet, so they can't be shown at a APA sanctioned show.
     
  10. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Paints are not an APA recognized silkie variety. Not even in California.
    You can however show them as well as any other unrecognized varieties of other breeds at APA sanctioned shows.
     

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