Whats My Grey Silkies Quality? Rate Petie

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Teresaann24, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I always wonder his quality he was a nice looking chick and to me he is very nice looking too...What does everyone eles think? He is a good boy and has been giving me fertile eggs!!

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  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    What a beautiful bird. I don't know anything about show or quality but he sure is purty.

    I wouldn't call him grey either, he looks calico [​IMG]
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    hmmm, That is ture his color has changed as he has gotten older..LOL
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Does he have red in his feathers? I don't see it, but with computers it is always hard to tell how accurate the colour is. Anyways, calico is a splash with red, not a grey with red.

    He looks to be nice & typey. His comb is redder than preferred, but shouldn't be a DQ. A lot of breeders prefer smaller combs, but that can cause problems with infertility and/or lack of "interest" in the girls.

    I would certainly show him if he were in my flock [​IMG]
     
  5. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    very pretty boy!
     
  6. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but he looks to have a few hard feathers in the wings.

    He looks like he might have a decent poof. I agree, I like the smaller combs.

    Other than that, he looks like some of the ones I've seen shown, so go for it! Have some fun!
     
  7. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    LOL, I didn't even know there was such a thing as a calico chicken. [​IMG]
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Offhand I don't mind large combs; I do prefer that they be smoother, though. Calico is not a recognised variety for any breed. It's a name coined by George Mihalik for splash with red mixed throughout. It is similar in appearance to what Poultry Genetics for the Non-Profesional calls red splash.
     
  9. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    There is a color called grey(or Silver) Partridge....He is beautiful [​IMG]
     
  10. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    he is from a mixed colored flock there is no apa/aba standard for him, i believe the color name they came up with for his color would be tortoise. he is not calico and is pet quality but all silkies r wonderful.[​IMG]

    calico is from a buff to splash mateing and is a diluted gene used to clear blue smutt in buffs. they r splash colored with spots of buff splashed on them.
     
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