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What color is this silkie Roo? What colors can I get?!?!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RIRJen, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. RIRJen

    RIRJen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I thought he was a black...but he's got some silvery-ish-ness (lol) on some of his feathers. Any ideas?
    [​IMG]
    Also...I have some chicks out of him and our 2 black hens and a white showgirl...what colors can I pull out of black and whites? (assuming that the roo is a black LOL)
    Thanks!
     
  2. RIRJen

    RIRJen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the babies out of him looks to be blue??? is that possible? I'm still learning colors on these guys so who knows if I'm right LOL [​IMG]
     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    black, might be lavender split
     
  4. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot depends on his genetic background but he could be black with silver leakage.
     
  5. RIRJen

    RIRJen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll get a picture of the little chick out of him...kinda looks blue-ish or lavendar....not sure.... do blues start out light and then get a darker blue as they get thier feathers in?
     
  6. RIRJen

    RIRJen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks lavender to me
    but post the pic on the silkie post
     
  8. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a light blue. If it keeps that darker head coloring it is a blue. Which means you probably have a dark blue in your flock.
     
  9. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im pretty sure blues start out darker and get slightly lighter with age
     
  10. RIRJen

    RIRJen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The roo is the only one I don't know the color on. We have one white showgirl hen and two black hens...and those two are jet black, no question on thier color. [​IMG] I'm guessing I need to get a new Roo so I stop pulling weird colors. What varieties are recognized in Silkies?
    Thanks everyone for all your input!! [​IMG]
     

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