What colour would you say this is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nicole5525, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Nicole5525

    Nicole5525 New Egg

    Oct 6, 2015
    Drayton, Ontario
    Hi everyone, first time chicken owner. I would greatly appreciate help on figuring out the colour of my roo Carlos. The breeder sold him as splash.[​IMG]
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    That looks more like a silver partridge type coloring. Blue/Black/Splash is a gene that only affects black coloring. If a bird has black feathers, there is no dilute gene present. If the bird has dark or medium grey feathering, then it has one copy of the blue dilute gene. If a bird has light grey feathering, it is a splash.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree with Junebuggena
  4. UberchicRanch

    UberchicRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2015
    New England
    I'd like to add notice the cuckoo pattern appearing at the hind quarters to top tail of the roo. There are Cuckoo Silkies so it may be a mix of Cuckoo Silkie with i.e. Blue Silkie; Cuckoo with Black; Cuckoo with Splash. It's a bit hard to know for sure due to the coloration but one thing is for sure -- you have an extra special Silkie right there with an unusual pattern.

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