What color is this Silkie? Roo picture added.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cackle, May 14, 2009.

  1. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given the parents. Mother was either black or gray and the father black with a white collar. What color is this chic. And what color will it be when grown?

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  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks Partridge but it could be gray.
     
  3. mainchick

    mainchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey! i was gonna say pertridge too!
     
  4. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would someone please post a picture of what the partiridge silkies look like when they are grown. I hatched out 21 - 12 were whites from eggs I got from another BYC member and of the 9 of mine that hatched I got 3 like this, 1 black and 5 grays.

    I had 2 black ffemales, a gray female and a black male with what looks like a white collar.
     
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  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Here are a couple of cocks; the one on the right is actually a blue partrige, but his blue is dark enough you can't really tell just from looking at him.

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    And here are some young pullets; the ones at the very front are regular partridge, whereas the ones a bit farther back are blue partridge. They have adult plumage, but are still fairly small.

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  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks partridge, but could be grey...can you get a pic in natural lighting?

    ETA: if the parents were grey, the chick is grey.
     
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  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My partidge chick at 6 weeks old

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    Lilpeeps is right if the parents are gray then the baby is gray.
     
  8. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the look of the partridge silkies. The Dad is I guess what what you would call a splash as he has a splash of white around his neck. The hens would have been black of gray. I can't wait to see what they look like when they get their adult feathers.

    When you say if the mom was gray they will be gray does that mean they will be gray partridges or just gray? I have 3 or 4 little gray chicks that hatched out with these.


    Thank you all so very much for posting the pictures.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Grey is the name for a black & white version of the partridge pattern. It is not a solid colour. A solid grey-coloured chick is blue.

    Splash is a slaty blue to white background with irregular random splashes of dark blue throughout.

    If dad has a collar of silver/white around his neck, I doubt he is splash. Sounds like he may be grey--can you post a photo?
     
  10. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
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    Partridge
     

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