What colour is this silkie and is he pure?

ECA

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Jan 18, 2018
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Hi all, I picked up this boy yesterday and I’m curious of his colour and if he is pure.
don’t mind the dust in the photo he is in quarantine with a horrible scaly foot infestation :(

I will post better photos tomorrow in daylight
 

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Willawong Hill

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Hi, I'm mostly just posting to follow as i'm interested in the answer. i would have guessed partridge but he seems fairly dark and i'm not good with colours on silkies. I suspect more photos of him standing up would be helpful for shape in terms of quality (as i think in chickens asking if they're pure means asking if they're good quality) along with checking his skin colour everywhere (any light toes/nails?) and number of toes. hope he turns out to be a sweetie for you!
 

ECA

In the Brooder
Jan 18, 2018
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It’s hard to get a photo of him, he is very shy.
He’s not in the best of condition but hopefully with a bit of love he’ll be fine 😊 hopefully these pictures are better
 

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Willawong Hill

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I think every chicken loves a bit of TLC. He looks chocolate to me, but i don't know if that's a colour found in silkies- though a quick google shows some other images that look similar. You could see what happens when you breed him as i think chocolate is sex linked (though you'd need to breed a chocolate hen from his offspring to know). Otherwise, his comb, skin colour and number of toes all seem right for silkie.
 

ECA

In the Brooder
Jan 18, 2018
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Interesting, I’ll see how he looks after he grows some new feathers in. If I were to put him with a couple of hens what colour should they be? Black hens?
 

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