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

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    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

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    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

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    agree with Junebuggena
     
  4. UberchicRanch

    UberchicRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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