What breed are these Silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenPeep, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hello!
    October 20th we hatched 11 chicks. We had no idea what breed they'd be because we got them from a woman who said they were just "Mixed breed". 2 turned out to be mutts, one was a silver duckwing OEGB, one was a silkie/D uccle cross. and the 7 rest of them were silkies.
    We thought one by the name of "Bubba" was a blue. But at about 2 weeks, he appeared top be getting gold on his chest and neck. We thought he was a partridge, but now i've seen that partridge chiks have chipmunk coloring. Bubba was just black/grey as a chick.

    Now, Bubba is almost completely gold. And 2 other buddies are confusing us. These 2 were also thought to be blue, but are now getting yellowness on thier necks. the yellowness started coming in just a few weeks ago. (These guys are a little under 4 months old) What breed are they?

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  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Blue silkies can get what is called gold or silver leakage. I believe it can be caused by mixing colors like blue and buff. I am no expert so maybe you'll get a more definitive answer from someone who is.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Ok, thanks for the reply!
     
  4. buttercup0884

    buttercup0884 The Farm Girl at Twilight

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    Again not an expert but Im gonna say, Partidge and Blue Partridge. And there are different colors of Silkies which is the breed.
     
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  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    partridge. the 2nd one i cant say maybe bichion(sp) or a mix of colors
     
  6. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Thanks for the replies!
    I thought partridge chicks had chipmunk markings? [​IMG]
     
  7. we have a red chick thats a partridge, my sister is like 100% sure so im trusting her
     

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