Silkies Of A Different Color

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

  1. joeW96

    joeW96 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    I have seen some verry nise examples of the breed and some that I have not seen before in the uk.

    I was also wondering if people could give me some advice on my silkies hear are some pictures.
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    if anyone is thinking that they did well at the show. But there was only my 3 sillies in the show. lol
     
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Your birds are very pretty! Here in America there is a lot of imphasis place on full crests, heavy foot feathering, round bodies, well placed wings, toes and toe spacing. Here is a great link for some examples. This link shows both pet quality silkies and show quality. Lots to chose from. [​IMG] https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7756264#p7756264
     
  3. joeW96

    joeW96 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much for the link and advice.
     
  4. adkins90

    adkins90 Truly Obsessed...

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    I just purchased a pair of gray, and don't know much about the color. Can grays be created? Will my gray pair produce all gray offspring? Sorry for the "newbie" questions.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:She is blue partridge. Breed her to a partridge.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Second one neeeds more foot feathering, and 3rd needs more crest. From what little I know of British silkies, they look like they would compete well. Are yours largefowl?
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Grey to grey should give all greys.
     
  8. joeW96

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    Hi
    thank you for the advice they are still growing and the feathers on there feat are developing i am very happy that you think that they could be of good enough quality to show.
    Also they are large fowl but since i took the photos of them they have grown and put some more weight on so i am hopping that they achieve top quality.
    Thanks again for the advice.
     
  9. ShysCreations

    ShysCreations Chillin' With My Peeps

  10. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
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    Here's your Silkie of a different color, from the Crossroads show.
     

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