Silkie Roo - What type is he?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MonicasGarden, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. MonicasGarden

    MonicasGarden Out Of The Brooder

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    I got this Silkie Rooster from a reputable breeder when he was just a few days old...I am not sure what he is [​IMG]
    I thought he was supposed to be a Partridge...but he must be a mix...with the green tail feathers and the white hackles...

    Does anyone have any ideas?

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  2. CMTSMWC

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly just looks black, with some grey on his head and chest.
     
  3. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    Black with silver leakage in hackle. It's very common in males... to have silver or gold leakage in the hackle.
     
  4. MonicasGarden

    MonicasGarden Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your help! I didn't realize that the silver in the hackles is common in males... Is the green tail feathers common in Silkies too?
     
  5. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    Quote:The beetle green sheen is common in silkies also. Its actually supposed to be there. You just don't want the purple sheen.
     

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