Weird midget Silkie? What coloration is it?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by carolsmith7878, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. carolsmith7878

    carolsmith7878 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!

    This is my son's silkie Tiny Tim (though it may be a she [​IMG]). What would you call the coloration on him/her? It is just under 3 months old. It started looking like our other blue/white splashes, but turned reddish over time.

    Also... It is only a 1/3 the size of all the other silkies. It's healthy, just smaller than the rest. Is it a midget? [​IMG]

    We love him/her either way, just wondered about the size and color so I can tell my son.

    Thanks for any input!

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'll be watching this thread with interest. Long before I ever got silkies I held quite a few at fairs and shows. They seem alot bigger than my silkies who seem to stop growing when they were around 3 - 4 months old.
     
  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    Partridge.
     
  4. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Partridge... Its probably a Silkie Bantam..
     
  5. KIDDSBANTAMS

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a Partridge
     
  6. carolsmith7878

    carolsmith7878 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought all silkies were bantams? [​IMG]
     
  7. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No you have standards.. their more of the "European" straine though.. American Straines are smaller.

    Edit to say European, not asian.. sorry.
     
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  8. Gville_Wellies

    Gville_Wellies Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I thought that too!
     
  9. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wikipedia -

    "Almost all North American strains of the breed are bantam sized, but in Europe the large is the original version. However, even "large" Silkies are relatively small chickens, with standard bantam size males weighing only four pounds (1.8 kilos), and females weigh three pounds (1.36 kilos).[4] The American Standard of Perfection calls for males that are 36 ounces (1 kilo), and females that are 32 ounces (910 grams)."
     
  10. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought they only came one size, but I am still learning. The color though is partridge. && he/she is very pretty!
     

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