What color is this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SilkiesRcool, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering what color my silkie chick is considered or if it's mixed. It does have the five toes and black skin and it's about twice as soft as my other chicks.[​IMG]
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Looks buff
     
  3. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Is the tip of its tail and wings blue?
     
  4. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tip of the tail is turning grey but the wings are the buff color. Here's a pic of when it was a chick[​IMG]
     
  5. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    The bottom one?
     
  6. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she started basically brown as you can see
     
  7. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    She is partridge. Kind of an off color unless she looks lighter in the pic than in life.
     
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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Partridge, with the columbian gene restricting the normal pattern.
     
  9. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is she still showable or probably not and what is the Colombian [email protected]
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The columbian gene restricts patterning. Basically, it keeps black patterning confined to the neck, wings, and tail. The effect of this gene can be seen on both Buff Brahmas and Light Brahmas, but it is not specific to any breed. I'm working with it in my Easter Eggers.
    Probably not show quality, regardless of plumage coloring.
     

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