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Silkie - is it Blue or Black in Color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CityClucks, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Is this Silkie considered blue or black? It's not nearly as dark as my Australorps, and its feet feathers are decidedly more grayish than the body fluff. What color would you say this chick is?

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    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it looks more like a black, but it could be a dark blue. Usually there is a difference in the color of the outer feathers and the underfluff in a blue...like the one below:

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  3. CrestedHorizonPoultry

    CrestedHorizonPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures can sometimes be deceiving but it looks dark blue to me.
    I breed both and the undercoat should be dark too for a good black. If it isn't it could still be black but just not a good black.
     

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