What color is my silkie hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FeatheryFeet, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. FeatheryFeet

    FeatheryFeet In the Brooder

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    I have had Henrietta for about two years and I still don't correctly know her feather colours.

    I don't think just 'brown' cuts it.
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    I could be wrong, but her color looks a bit like Partridge to me.
     
  3. FeatheryFeet

    FeatheryFeet In the Brooder

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    Hmm.. She looks a bit lighter than partridge. I think she could be porcelain? Not too sure..
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Hatchery partridge, or maybe partridge x buff if from a backyard flock.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I agree.
     
  6. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chirping

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  7. FeatheryFeet

    FeatheryFeet In the Brooder

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    I found an image on the web that looks quite similar to Henrietta, they call it a 'blue partridge'? Please correct me, I could be wrong..

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  8. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    The only difference between blue partridge and partridge is the blue gene. One copy of blue dilutes black to blue, the remainder of the partridge coloring/pattern remains the same. Yours does not have blue (going by tail feathers in the picture you posted) so she could be partridge. Are you sure she came from a pure color flock?
     

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