What color Silkie am I? HELP

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bpgraham, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. bpgraham

    bpgraham Out Of The Brooder

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    The two pics are from my Silkies. A Partridge female that is light red/orange with a silver/grey undertone and a White Rooster with the "Pearl" or Smokey Gene. What color would they be considered? I'm at a loss!

    The hen.... 8 Months old...

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    The Roo.... same age...same parents....

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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    She is grey; he is grey (or likely golden) plus autosomal red.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    interesting looking silkies..
     
  4. Alycia

    Alycia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Dang, they are pretty!
     
  5. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree with sonoran
     
  6. bpgraham

    bpgraham Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all so much!! I hope and pray I can duplicate the color again. I just had no idea. I have another Roo from this hatch that is Grey with the penciling like the hen but is darker.
     
  7. bpgraham

    bpgraham Out Of The Brooder

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    Now... would they be considered Partridge due to the "Penciling" that is very distinct on the female? The male has it too. It is very visable in the sunlight.... but not the pic.

    Sonoran... could you email me some pics of your Greys? [email protected] I would like to compare to some others that are solid colored that I think are grey.
     

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