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Hi Silkie Experts I saw some pics of Lavender Splash Silkies and they look very nice . And I would just like to know how you would make one ? Do you just cross a Lavender to a Splash  or Blue to lavender ? Thank you

This was my 2010 flock :  3 Silkies, 2 Japenease bantams,2 Black sex link hens , 1 Hamburg Hen , 1 White  cochin Hen , 1 Japenease bantam chick ,  1 Red Silkie chick,1 Dark grey Silkie chick,  japxserights   2011  flock : 2 Rabbits  2 polish 3 Silkie chicks 2 d'Uccle  1 is a cross and the other isnt
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This was my 2010 flock :  3 Silkies, 2 Japenease bantams,2 Black sex link hens , 1 Hamburg Hen , 1 White  cochin Hen , 1 Japenease bantam chick ,  1 Red Silkie chick,1 Dark grey Silkie chick,  japxserights   2011  flock : 2 Rabbits  2 polish 3 Silkie chicks 2 d'Uccle  1 is a cross and the other isnt
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Hi Silkie Experts I saw some pics of Lavender Splash Silkies and they look very nice . And I would just like to know how you would make one ? Do you just cross a Lavender to a Splash  or Blue to lavender ? Thank you


Do you have any pics ?  You'd have to breed till you get a bird with two copies of lav and two copies of blue, but I would think the lav would complicate telling what phase of blue the birds are.

Clint     


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Originally Posted by chicken crazed 1o1 

Hi Silkie Experts I saw some pics of Lavender Splash Silkies and they look very nice . And I would just like to know how you would make one ? Do you just cross a Lavender to a Splash  or Blue to lavender ? Thank you


just scroll all the way down on this link
http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=59089

Splash lavender is just Bl/Bl(double dose of blue) and lav/lav(double dose of lavender)

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nice reading on Blue(Bl/bl+) plus lav/lav

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Originally Posted by KazJaps 

Lavender (non-blue) feathers generally have white feather shafts on the outside, darker blue-slate shafts on the inside view:

Lavender feathers, non-blue (lavlav blbl)
     

http://www.edelras.nl/belgians/pics/lavf.jpg


It is quite strange with the blue-lavenders, as the colour shade appears more like a lavender than anything, but the feather shaft shade is darker in the blue-lavender (Blbl lavlav), than in a lavender (blbl lavlav). Sometimes you can see the darker peppering (ie, uneven shade of blue) noticable in the tails, & the darker neck hackles (found in blues) may also show in a lavender-blue.

Blue-lavender feathers, outer view (lavlav Blbl) (this girl is also barred (B/W) & mottled (momo)
      http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/KazJaps/thecoop/lavclose.jpg
     
I can tell in my Porcelaines (coming from my Blue Millefleurs) if they have blue (Blbl) also, mostly by the tail feather shafts. The Porcelaine should have white feather shafts with the outer view.

Lavender tail feathers (non-blue), outer view (lavlav blbl) (Porcelaine pullet)
      http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/KazJaps/thecoop/porcout.jpg

.... but as you can see with this next girl, both views have darker shaft feathers:

Blue-lavender tail feathers, outer view (lavlav Blbl) (Blue Porcelaine pullet)
      http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/KazJaps/thecoop/tailouter.jpg

Blue-lavender tail feathers, inner view (lavlav Blbl) (Blue Porcelaine pullet)
      http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/KazJaps/thecoop/tailinner.jpg

What is strange though, if anything, the inner feather shafts are lightened with the addition of the blue gene (but not in blues, non-lavender Blbl LavLav).

The following roo is splash -lavender (lavlav BlBl) (Splash Porcelaine). Notice a patch of lavender on his tail, with dark feather shaft.
      http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/KazJaps/thecoop/creamr.jpg

Splash lavender roo (lavlav BlBl) (Splash Porcelaine), closeup of dark feather shafts:

      http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/KazJaps/thecoop/creamclose.jpg

You can see with this roo, that not only are the lavender (eumelanin) feather shafts affected by the blue/lavender genes combination, but also the gold (pheomelanin) feathers. This is noticable in young chicks, with their first feathers. I use this trait to ID splash porcelaine (cream mottled variety) from splash millefleur chicks.

*Thanks Jack for the info on Coronation Sussex in the UK.


Edited by nicalandia - 12/29/11 at 1:41pm
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you can post your questions on my lavender(self blue) thread as it is just a general thread for the color to ask questions and show off everyones lavender chickens instead of searching induvidul threads for lavender colored chickens. smile

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=612440&p=4

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