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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 2:19 pm 
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This is our oldest boy, 12 weeks old now. Is he buff? Also any comments on his potential as a breeding roo would be much appreciated :biggrin:

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And some help on colours with the younger kids below would be great, thanks...

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Sorry about so many big pics, but thumbnails just don't cut it for colours... :oops:

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 2:33 pm 
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DrJodie wrote:
Sorry about so many big pics, but thumbnails just don't cut it for colours... :oops:


No need to apologise DrJodie. For this particular sub-forum the larger pictures are actually more reader-friendly. :D

Could please tell us the age of the 3 younger ones? :)

Once you get the answers about colours this
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Also any comments on his potential as a breeding roo would be much appreciated :biggrin:
may draw more expert evaluations if it were in Breeds and Breedings in case the Silkie Experts don't read this.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 3:26 pm 
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Don't quote me on this, but this is my opinion
the older boy maybe considered buff, maybe partridge, however as far as him ebing buff goes, the buff are meant to be buff throuhgout their body (very hard) and this little guy has alot of black which means he might be partridge? he also has some red in the wattles (think thats what they are the dangly things) and a lots of hard feathers
the younger ones, the 1st one looks partridge, the second looks silver/grey and the third looks silver/grey as well
hopefully someone more experienced can help you as well and correct me if necessary :D

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 3:46 pm 
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your gorgeous boy is a partridge. picture 7, the little black & tan one is a partridge as well (looks like my little ahh-ahh girl). unsure about pictures 8 & 9, i would be pressed to guess #8 as a grey. all are top notch though :biggrin:

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the first boy is partridge, with too much red in his comb, but his other attributes look fine, he has a good blue earlobe.

the one on the log is a dark partridge type of bird,
while hte next one down is a grey, while the last one is a black with too much silver on it, in the birchen markings.

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:48 pm 
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thanks guys!

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:06 pm 
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they're not ugly at all! just gorgeous!! :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:37 pm 
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:rofl: Oh, all chicken teenagers are ugly - I think my silkie babies more than most. But I still love 'em! :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:53 pm 
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7&9 are partridge from what I can see. No.9 has a bit of white in her wings though. :biggrin:

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the first picture looks like a rooster with an afro - large frizzly fluffy hair. ugly indeed hehehe! they are cute in my eyes.

the black with the greyish silver neck feathers reminded me of my silkie rooster named Norman that i have got rid of.

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not sure about that comb for breeding, but black on tail/ wing tips are still permitted in NZ (check your aussie standard, could be different).

#8 is a splash.

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:32 pm 
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nzpouter wrote:
not sure about that comb for breeding, but black on tail/ wing tips are still permitted in NZ (check your aussie standard, could be different).

#8 is a splash.


Yeah, his comb colour is one of the things I was worried about. My girls have BLACK combs/wattles/skin - his was much darker whne he was younger and has lightened up considerably as he's starting to mature. I think I'll test mate when they come back into lay and see what colour the babies come out with. I might have to start looking for a better roo...
Wish I'd bought that boy at Toowoomba yesterday :aaargh:

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Jodie - just some housekeeping of the INDEX.

It would be great to have an update, including pics if possible, of the 3 younger birds (age at posting was unstated) and if you know each's gender yet. :)


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Will do as soon as the rain stops :biggrin:

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I think you will find if breeding with him the redness in his comb will be most likely to be inherited by his sons, the other thing that I noted is lack of toe feathering ----if you are looking for a new (better) boy go for dark face and good toe feathering .
I agree about the gangley teenage stage, still cute though, cheers pam

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