silkies color/showablity about 6 months old

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mom2to, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. mom2to

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    I am interested in what anyone has to say about these two birds. I know the lighter on is a boy (he crows) but I am thinking the darker is a girl. What do you think? Do they have good crest? What about color? Would you post your pictures of partridge?

    thinking girl? [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    boy for sure [​IMG]
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    together [​IMG]
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    thank you,
    mom2to
     
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  2. mom2to

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    would these birds be good for showing? if no, why not?
     
  3. mom2to

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    anyone have any ideas??
     
  4. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

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    I'm just getting into partridge, so at that age I haven't a clue. Some of our experts need to get on here. They are cute though. [​IMG]
     
  5. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

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    I would say, since I think that I can answer one of your questions. The first is definitely a little girl. [​IMG] Maybe if I keep posting, someone else will see that people are chatting and join in. [​IMG]
     
  6. MeettheFlockers

    MeettheFlockers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coloring is lovely and would do well up against some of the blander looking partridges. Top one does look like a female and she has a lovely crest. Love the reddish coloring on the boy.

    How are the toes? Do they have 5 and nice spacing? Do they have any hard tail feathers in their back poof?
     
  7. mom2to

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    Quote:no hard tail feathers
     
  8. mom2to

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    i have another question. are all girls in the partridge color dark like the first and boys bright?
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I dont breed partridge so dont know much about them. But get some pictures of them outside walking around, standing, etc to show off their body type.
     
  10. MeettheFlockers

    MeettheFlockers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, they come in all different colors.
     

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