What color is my silkie hen?

FeatheryFeet

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 10, 2014
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2
29
Australia
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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FeatheryFeet

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 10, 2014
55
2
29
Australia
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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keesmom

Free Ranging
12 Years
Jul 28, 2008
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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..

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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