What color are these silkies ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrykeeper08, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the first one was a partridge but it is ofly red
    and the second one i first thought was a grey then it got dark like a blue but it has some tan on its wings is it a blue partridge ?
     
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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Looks buff and blue. The buff is smutty..pretty common on them.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The first one is really close to ginger red--sometimes it's hard to tell an exact shade on a computer, but that is what it looks like on mine--looks a bit too red to be buff, but not quite as red as ginger should be. BTW, ginger red should have the bluish undercoat, but it is not a recognised variety for silkies. IT is a really nice colour. I have a ginger red cockeral whose colour is much like your's, but your boy has a much better crest and type.

    The next is a bit of a mish mash--I have had ones like that. It isn't partridge--not nearly enough penciling, although if it's a male it could develop more colour in the male pattern areas. But hte breast looks lighter and that doesn't fit. It's definitely not grey--for one thing grey would have more pattern (see above comments about partridge), and would not have any gold/red colouring (including the tan). For now I'd say call it a possible blue.
     

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