What color is this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cowman910, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. cowman910

    cowman910 Songster

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    I was wondering what color this showgirl is. Is it pure bred? Is it still a silkie? Also if i mix silkie colors will they sell as pure bred silkies if i say they are not pure colors?
    sorry about all the questions, i want these to be my breeders next year! tell me if you need more pics

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    the tail coloring
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    the whole body all together
    thank you, mike
     
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  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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  3. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    I have a silkie like that - the older she gets tho, the more "silver" she gets. I was told she's a grey (or partridge without red).

    Kathy
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The one in the photo looks to be blue partridge. THe difference between grey and blue partridge is that in a grey, all the feathers are shades of black and white and grey. In a blue partridge, the areas that would be black are blue, but the brown/red/gold areas remain brown/red/gold.
     
  5. cowman910

    cowman910 Songster

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    thank you guys! i have one more question [​IMG] would this cockeral have too much white to be splash? [​IMG]
    and does black sometimes have gold on the neck?
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    you can kinda see the other ones tail in this picture
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The one that has lots of white is not a white, nor is it splash. It looks somewhat like columbian (sometimes called "light"), but without the neck lacings.

    Blacks do sometimes have gold or silver show on their necks, but it is a DQ.
     
  7. cowman910

    cowman910 Songster

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    thank you so much! now if i breed those four, what would i call there chicks, they cannot be purebred or can they?
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    They would be a pure breed, but a mixed color.
     
  9. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

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    I have a showgirl chick that looks a lot like that first one. Mine is actually a cross between my white showgirl roo (hiding blue/black) and a mille fleur d'uccle. S/he looks like wild rabbit fur but has little white whiskers sticking out from her chin. The little bit of beard is the only way I knew it was a d'uccle cross.

    I love the color and hope it's a hen.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Those four? I only say two?

    Play around with the chicken calculator. select columbian as the colour for the whitish one, black and gold gene for the gold neck--or select birchen, then change the e-allele (for both) to e^b. Press Calculate Crossing, and see what you get.
     

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