what color is this silkie chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by janieschicks, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. janieschicks

    janieschicks Songster

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    Can anyone tell me what color this silkie is considered? She looks grey but has some buff coloring in her wings?
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  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    She almost looks like a blue barred, but the buff could be the corn in her food or bleed-through...I can't tell.
     
  3. janieschicks

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    Would another photo help? I can take one a little later when the sun is not as bright.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Yes- gimme a couple more to see! It may just be the natural yellowing that sometimes happens with a diet that includes corn.
     
  5. janieschicks

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    I have 3 silkies with the same buff color on the wings. I mostly feed them chick started. One of them is a much darker shade of gray, but the other 2 are about the same shade.
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  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Weird- it's almost as if you have 2 Splash-Barred and a Blue-Barred!
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    That is not barring. It is penciling, or a juvenile form of it. The pattern will change as the birds mature.
     
  8. janieschicks

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    what color will these turn out to be?
     
  9. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Looks like a very pale grey (aka silver partridge)?
     

  10. Cat Water

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    In my very un-expert opinion, I think it looks like a cukoo color.
     

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