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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:18 pm 
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this is the hen, she is mostly a uniform colour but has two or three blue flight feathers on each side and minimal blue feathers in her tail.
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What colour is this roo? He has reddish wings with a few blue flights- very blondeish hackle feathers with a few blue feathers through them, is body is a uniform colour, most tail feathers are blue.
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They are silkie x isabrowns


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i've got two chooks that look exactly the same as them, same cross as far as i know, and it'd be interesting to know the colour, i was thinking of lemon or something, but i dont know much about the whole what colour is called what when it comes to chooks


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Both are Silkie cross breds, no recognised colour. Closest is Blue Buff Columbian.


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How pretty. I though a sillkie X isn't supposed to have silkie feathers as they are recessive. But both of these seem to have silkie bodies but ISA heads. :?

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i think the feathering depends on who the father is, i think if it is silkie father they have silkie feathers but if isa father they will have isa feather may be other way around?


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because the silkie feather is recessive, both the mother and the father bird have to carry a gene for silkie feathering for the cross to have the silkie feathering show up. therefore both the parent birds are crossed with silkie somewhere in their past, even if they have normal feathers.

did all the chicks in the batch have silkie feathers or did some come up with normal feathers?

pretty colour birds. does she make a decent broody?

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she hast gone broody as yet- she is on the point of laying- i imagine she should be a good broody but! Parents must have carried the gene then, most of the chicks had normal feathers only about five had silkie feathers was told they had an isa mum but mabye the lady was bluffing!her husband and some isa's have some fertile eggs which i have in the bator- will be interesting to see how they turn out


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:26 pm 
your silkie crosses have the blue gene. blue does not affect the buff when in one dose or 2.

on the other hand your hen in the top photo on the right hand side is carrying dominant white. 2 doses of that will remove the buff colour, one dose will only remove the black., leaving the gold.
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our next door nighbour has a silkie rooster that is grey/blue and a litttle brown on his wings. but i think that they are crosses sadly. the truth hurts. the hen gives it away. :D


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the roster is a blue red and the pullet is a light buff


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I think they are really cute :D Interesting cross with an interesting result.

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I think my silkie chick has similar colouring to your rooster and being a novice I was calling the colour buff. There you go always learning. The photos show off your birds really nicely. :)

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