Your silvers look a big like my Auburn/Golden Javas
Yeah they did. I gave them to a friend and she lost them when her barn blew down in a bad storm here in IN.
I still think Blue Javas are possible but I am not sure how to get the right percentages of Black and White to make it possible.
I did have some success with what I think a White Java should look like.
My thoughts on White Javas:
the APA Standard on them was pretty much like the White Rock and some people suspect many White Rocks are White Java birds. True not true I don't know. But what I was breeding for was a White Java who mirrored the Black Java because this made more sense to me. A white feathered bird with chocolate eyes, slate colored legs and golden bottom feet.
In one of the old breeding books I found information on the White Java Chicken and their being a bloodline with this coloring but the APA at the time decided to go with the same coloring as the White Rock: reddish eyes and yellow legs & feet. I thought, no wonder they got lost.
So I bred White and Black Javas until I had a Black Java Rooster and a Black Java Hen who had enough White gene percentages to produce White Java Chicks with white feathers, chocolate eyes, slate colored legs and golden bottom feet; a very pretty bird, a Black Java with white feathers. Alas I have no photos and lost the pair last summer to heat when they were in the care of another.
Chris and I moved back to our farm the end of November 2010 and I have what is left of my flock in my care again. So I am working on Black Javas for now.
Edited by javachick - 2/24/11 at 11:56am