what color is this called in a silkie

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Doodle_Doo, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2009
    Missouri City, TX
    i got this little guy in a group of eggs i bought..he is 5 months old
    and he weirded me out...i bought 18 white bearded silkie eggs
    te owner said she had never had this color come out of her whites ever..
    9 eggs hatched all white then this one comes out..
    i have searched since he was born what this color is called but cant find it
    i have seen some similar in color but dont have the dark tail..he isnt mixed..
    any help appreciated..thank you [​IMG]

  2. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2010
    NW Michigan
    He's pretty...but he is a bad Buff for type and color....
  3. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    He's buff. Black in the wings and tail is common.
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I wouldn't call his colour "bad" not great, but not bad by any means. Overall it is pretty evenly colours, which IMO is harder to get than removing black from the tail and wings.

    However, I do not see any way that he could have come from white x white breeding.
  5. kelar

    kelar Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    Sounds like a case of mixing up on the egg marking - he definitely looks buff. Does the breeder have buffs? If not, the mystery deepens:)

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