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Hinotori

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Oh, so every Partridge Silkie I've seen in person was a moorhead. Who knew.
I kind of like it better, could it be bred into a separate color?

Unlikely because partridge is an accepted APA color and colors effect all breeds. Really it should be a bit more reddish in the head than my picture, but the hen is sunbleached.

I think partridge was one of the accepted silkie colors from the get go of the APA. Silkies are one of the original accepted breeds. There have been a few changes to the breed over the last 100 years. Comb type is now set at walnut and no knobs or protrusions are allowed whereas they used to be normal. Crest has also changed. I think it was the 60s when someone crossed polish in to get a much bigger crest. That also added the vaulted skulls to the breed which some people think give bigger crests. It doesn't and I don't breed for that vulnerability. All my really big crested hens have normal skulls and are descended from one partridge hen of unknown heritage that had a small horrible looking crest. All of her daughters had huge gorgeous ones and her sons had better quality black chests.

There was a huge issue on what was being called "porcelain" in silkies because that is a named APA color and silkies did not have the required mille fleur pattern. They had to start calling it blue cream to have any chance of it being accepted. The color is lavender (self blue) over buff.
 

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White JG, BO chicks and Lone Duck
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I was collecting them to check feet and toss eggshells. Several more eggs to hatch under this trio of broodies. 17 counted so far out of the shell. Mixed bag of chicks. Father is a partridge silkie. At least a few are from the older partridge hens in there. The rest are from the cochin x silkie and cochin x silkie project birds (some ameraucana in them). This is mostly for fun.
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