unknown color of silkie

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  1. Freya

    Freya Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently got silkie chickens and one is colored differently and I'm not sure what it would be called. I googled and couldn't find anything.
    It's supposed to be a black silkie, BUT it has reddish, like auburn feathers as well, really pretty. I was thinking splash maybe, but I've only seen white with black, not black with reddish coloring. And it's not really splashy anyhow, it's around it's neck and on its chest.
    Here's a photo, I'll post a better one in a minute.

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    Hen or Roo ya think?
     
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:blue partrdge rooster he well get more red as he get older
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I believe he could be a gold based Birchen. see his wing bow? its melanized, if he was a partridge this would have been emulananized(red coloring)


    Or..

    seen how silkies are all weird to look at.. he could be a solid blue that is leaking pheomelanin(groud color,red color)
     
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  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I believe he could be a gold based Birchen. see his wing bow? its melanized, if he was a partridge this would have been emulananized(red coloring)

    gold birchen would be partrdge sence gray is only gene looks like birchin witch a silver partrdge my genetics
     
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  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I am going after what I see in him, not what is believe to be or not to be in silkies, E^R gold Birchen is what I see, or a leaky Blue based on Extended Black and Gold.

    Do you see any color on the Wing Bay? no. there goes the Partridge theory
     
  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am going after what I see in him, not what is believe to be or not to be in silkies, E^R gold Birchen is what I see, or a leaky Blue based on Extended Black and Gold.

    Do you see any color on the Wing Bay? no. there goes the Partridge theory
     
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    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I just go by what I see, nothing else. I can spot a birchen a mile away from partridge..
     
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    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just go by what I see, nothing else. I can spot a birchen a mile away from partridge..
     
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  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I believe he could be a gold based Birchen. see his wing bow? its melanized, if he was a partridge this would have been emulananized(red coloring)

    there is no birchen in silkies so no it cant be birchin morethen likely its a blue out of partrdge

    Grey looks like birchen.

    The OPs bird looks like a blue with gold leakage.
     

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