Silkies Of A Different Color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Brody's Broodello, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'll have to have a photo day around here, when I get home from Crossroads!
     
  2. TNBarnQueen

    TNBarnQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2010
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    Quote:Hey Em...my chick from you looks like this one except...it is more gray/black where yours looks brown/red. and it has a black top knot. The crest is not big and poofy like a regular silkie but she is really beautiful. Feet are feathered very nicely...like yours she has not split feathering and soft smooth feathers. Wish we could figure out how you can duplicate. [​IMG] One of my SG roos really has an eye for her!

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  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Hey Em...my chick from you looks like this one except...it is more gray/black where yours looks brown/red. and it has a black top knot. The crest is not big and poofy like a regular silkie but she is really beautiful. Feet are feathered very nicely...like yours she has not split feathering and soft smooth feathers. Wish we could figure out how you can duplicate. [​IMG] One of my SG roos really has an eye for her!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/70714_s5031032.jpg

    In both cases, the pattern is penciling, on the first, gold; on the second, silver.
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Sonoran, I have messaged Cara but not response yet. I'm wondering if a silver partridge might work with that awesome boy?
     
  5. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello [​IMG] I was hoping someone could help me figure out what color to pair this pullet with. She came from an egg marked partridge, but I recently sent a photo to the breeder, who said she may be half porcelain (or from the breeder's original porcelain pair). What color should I breed her to? I don't have any porcelain males, but I am about to get a lavender cockerel. I also have some buffs growing out.

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    Thanks for any suggestions!
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:If she carries a lavender gene then I would breed her to a lavender or a porcelain. If she doesn't then I would breed her to a blue partridge or a partridge.
     
  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i breed her to a partridge
    i still say she look splash partrdge
     
  8. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Carrboro, NC
    Quote:She is gorgeous! So pretty!

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  9. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If she carries a lavender gene then I would breed her to a lavender or a porcelain. If she doesn't then I would breed her to a blue partridge or a partridge.

    I don't know for sure if she carries the lavender gene, but I am guessing she does since she is at least half porcelain. I have a new lavender cockerel arriving soon! [​IMG] I think I'll put her with my partridge males first and then after the lavender is out of quarantine I'll try putting her with him. I will try to report back with my "findings". [​IMG]
     
  10. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:i breed her to a partridge
    i still say she look splash partrdge

    I am hoping I can finish getting my partridge pen ready today! I can't wait to see what her babies will look like. [​IMG]
     

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