Calico Silkies!!

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by KatieW1996, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. KatieW1996

    KatieW1996 New Member

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    Hi! I am curious if anyone can tell me how to achieve the coloration that is consider to be a Calico silkie. I have worked with silkies for a long time now. I have had just about every silkie color there is. I am trying to figure out now what colors I need to cross to be able to get the calico color now.
    Thanks!
     

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  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Buff and blue or buff and black, if I remember right. It's been a while since I raised them and the discussion was ongoing trying to figure out how to get consistency. Consistency was needed to be able to show them.

    I'll have to do some digging. I think the more red colored buffs played a big role in that tri color.

    Although buff and blue got another color combo that I can't remember the name of right now. It was a light blue body with a darker head. Porcelain.
     
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  3. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    All I remember from back then is people mixing colors together that were not supposed to be mixed and ended up with the tri colors.
     
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