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what colour is this silkiex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spish, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i have a little non silkied silkie (is there another name for them?) who is currently in quarantine after being attacked, now ive never really noticed how pretty she is before, but now up close i see just how lovely a colour she is. its not buff, or brown, its like a caramel toffee colour with black bits.

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    i also have 2 older non-silkie silkie crosses, would these have a specific colour or are they just mutt colour?

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  2. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don`t know what mix they are but they are so pretty,the first one looks like mila da fluer(not right spelling)
     
  3. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    thanks [​IMG]

    the first and last are hens, the white one is a roo...im curious what beautiful little mutts id get from them if i let them breed....or perhaps i'll try breeding them back with my silkies


    but the colour patterns fascinate me.....the 'parent' birds were a bantamEe hen and a big ol' orpington hen, the father was the same for both hens (patridge silkie roo)
     
  4. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd like to see what the chicks looked like if you bred the white roo with the pretty golden hen.
     
  5. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    so...no ideas on her colour? [​IMG]
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    First one looks like my buff/partridge cochin colouring.
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    I'm sorry, I don't know about the second one [​IMG]

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    These show the back better.
     
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  7. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    that colour seems too dark [​IMG] but thanks for sharing, my little hen is seems lighter in colour but she does have the black bits [​IMG]



    edit - your extra pics you've added do seem to match the colour better [​IMG]
     
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  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    1st. looks like a buff partridge
    2nd. not sure
    3rd. black with silver lacing on the chest
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:She has an almost caramel gold colouring to her. Not buff, but.. hard to pinpoint [​IMG]
     
  10. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really yes you'd just call them mutt colors. lol thats what I call them when they 'don't meet a standard' - but #1 has partridge markings on a gold base. She may be the orp's offspring with that gold base. ( I use the term gold in the genetic sense, it can be a color any yellow/gold shade - all chickens colors come from gold or silver (even whites are gold or silver gened)

    Anyway #1 you can see she came from partridge, shes what you would call a buff with partridge markings.

    #2 is a columbian type pattern. Black hackles, black tail... not the proper proportion of colors but still you'd call him columbian patterned.

    #3 is a black hen with silver leakage - that leakage is showing the partridge in her, in that penciling/lacing on the chest. I have a Silkie X D'uccle cross who is black and reddish gold, her gold does very similar - especially in her neck, Corvette (my girl) doesn't have much color on her chest since she molted. [​IMG]


    BTW I love them! - I really like silkie crosses...

    I have 2 silkie crosses now, I did have quite a few but I only kept my 2 favorites and prettiest [​IMG] Besides most of the others were boys...However I do have 2 youngsters in my brooder we will see how they turn out. But Corvette I told you about, Chipmunk takes after the OEGB cross hen thats her mom, wild type/ partridge pattern throughout her body, black hackles and crest. Very pretty bird. [​IMG]
     

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