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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:52 am 
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Hi guys, I have a paint Silkie roo that seem to be growing some yellow/ golden streamers, can’t seem to wash it off and the front of my white Silkie hen’s crest seem to be turning into that color too. Not sure if it’s their diet, sunlight or genetic make up. Any thoughts on why this is happening?ImageImage


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:10 pm 
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What age are they? I believe Sillkies are mostly shown/exhibited fairly young for this reason, I think hereditary, quite common with whites (just like bronze leakage in blacks?)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:11 pm 
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They are both 4.5 months old


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:16 pm 
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that is much more likely to be gold leakage coming through.

silkies do not have to be shown at a young age to avoid colour anomalies.

it makes for a h andsome colour unless you were wanting to show them and have pure white birds. the ohter thing is, t hat if they are gold based, and exposed to the sun they do bleach like that, but in your case hte coluor looks more like colour leakage

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:48 pm 
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Oh I see...if it's color leakage, does that mean the offsprings will now be all white and have gold spots too?


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