What color Silkies are these? (PICS)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rosecomb-Ryan, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Here they are... (Posting for my Grandmother)
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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    The greyish one in the third picture is a Splash, the other one looks like maybe a Buff Isabel or a really light Buff.
     
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  3. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Yeah the Splash is for comparison.
     
  4. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    I dont know what colour it is, But it is BEAUTIFUL [​IMG]
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty hen.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I agree, she looks isabel or isabel porcelain.
     
  7. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Quote:Sonoran: What exactly is the difference between "isabel" and "isabel porcelain"? Genetically, I mean?

    Didn't mean to hijack - OP, your grandmother's hen is gorgeous!
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Sonoran: What exactly is the difference between "isabel" and "isabel porcelain"? Genetically, I mean?

    Didn't mean to hijack - OP, your grandmother's hen is gorgeous!

    And I don't mean to hijack either--but sweet SULCATA?? [​IMG]
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Sonoran: What exactly is the difference between "isabel" and "isabel porcelain"? Genetically, I mean?

    Didn't mean to hijack - OP, your grandmother's hen is gorgeous!

    Oh dear. Isabel is lavender diluted buff--the predominant colour in the hen pictured, as well as the colour of my avatar. Isabel is a very "soft" colour, whereas buff is very "bright." Pastel vs vibrant. Generally, porcelain is lavender diluted mille fleur; however, in the silkie world porcelain is a bird displaying both lavender and isabel without the actual mille fleur pattern. Kind of like silver penciled and silver laced are the same colours, but not the same pattern.

    Some porcelain silkies are mostly lavender with some isabel; have near equal amounts of each colour and some are mostly isabel with some lavender. I am torn between which term to use because porcelain silkies lack the mille fleur patterning, but the mixed lavender and isabel colouring is stunning in a silkie; for that matter, so is the isabel colouring. We need a working standard.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Sonoran: What exactly is the difference between "isabel" and "isabel porcelain"? Genetically, I mean?

    Didn't mean to hijack - OP, your grandmother's hen is gorgeous!

    And I don't mean to hijack either--but sweet SULCATA?? [​IMG]

    Look like tortoises to me [​IMG] (I was just looking at my neighbor's who are hibernating--we have LOTS in the neighborhood)
     

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