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What colour is this silky?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NosiphoChooks, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What colour is this silky? I got given him with 2 frizzled polish girls that I got. His name is Peter and he has a loud crow for a silky! I'm not sure what you call this colour, I havent met many silkys but I've never seen green feathers in the tail before. He has dark skin and 5 toes on each foot. Sorry I can't work out how to get the photo the right way up!
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I guess he looks like a colombain but he doesn't look like he has silkie feathers does he?
     
  3. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its weird he does have silky feathers everywhere apart from his tail, is that normal?
     
  4. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is kind of dirty though but feathers are definately silky on his body, though he doesn't have much of a crest, he was with two more roosters so he might of had it pecked a bit. The only other pics I've got arent very good.

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  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    ok it just looks like he has saddle and hackle feathers which you cant normally see on a silkie but he is neat looking
     
  6. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Try posting you pics on the Silkies Thread, but IMO I think he is mixed with something. Silkies should have the iridescent blue ear lobes and should not have smooth feathers like on his sickle, it should be a puff ball.
     
  7. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you would say comlumbian coloured?
     
  8. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Possibly, but i would post them in the Silkie Thread. Lots of VERY experience Silkie peeps there. I am just starting with them, 5 9 week old chicks
     
  9. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His earlobe does go turquoisey blue I think its only white cus we have tons of snow here and think he's chilly! I will post on the silky thread thanks for your help everyone. I want a proper silky might have to get rid of him!
     
  10. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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