What Color Are These Silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. i hatched out some gorgeous silkies and showgirls from Angie's eggs. Two of the roos, one silkie and one showgirl, have an interesting color pattern. It almost looks like a partridge pattern, but different coloration. Would it be considered a dilute partridge? Or are they just an interesting mix?

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  2. Hah, they look almost Columbian!
     
  3. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

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    That's a columbian pattern, don't know if it's an approved silkie color but very very pretty...
     
  4. LilPeeps

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    Yep, they're columbian and are not a recognized variety.
     
  5. i have never heard of a Columbian pattern.
     
  6. LilPeeps

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    It's the same pattern as found in light brahmas and other breeds.

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  7. walkswithdog

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    Columbians are a recognized variety in a number of breeds, columbian plymouth rocks, columbians in cochins I think, Delawares are a rare barred columbian patterned bird, lots of breeds recognize the color because it's often showy and popular.

    Light Brahmas are a columbian based breed.

    Buff Brahmas are a columbian patterned buff breed.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

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    From what I can see, the colour looks to be very good--I think you should work on them. I've occasionally hatched out almost columbian silkies, but the colouring was never anywhere nearly as good as yours seem to be [​IMG]
     
  9. So who knew, a whole different color of Silkie. The showgirl has more pure white, whereas the silkie has some yellowish across the top of the wings. But they are both gorgeous.

    If i wanted to breed them to work on that coloring, what color silkie or showgirl would i breed them with? i have a fairly nice black silkie, some gorgeous whites, some pretty white showgirls, and also a young black showgirl their age with some grey spreckling across her breast (same batch of eggs as them). Oh, and i hatched out a pretty partridge silkie from some eggs i bought from Hattrick.

    i'm very excited now to have these guys!
     
  10. I'm excited for you. They look awesome. [​IMG] What a catch!
     

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