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What colour is this silkie?

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I just bought this gorgeous rooster yesterday, I was wondering what colour you think he is? In real life he looking baby blue / silver. I had never seen one this colour! I just had to have him. He is paired with a white hen!
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Looks like potentially Lavender.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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If I breed him to a white hen, will I get lavender chicks?
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No. Lavender is a recessive gene. You need two copies to get Lavender. Same with the white. White Silkies are usually recessive white. You need two copies to get white chicks. Both your birds, when crossed with a different color variety should produce solid black chicks.

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