Blue vs. Gray & Splash

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by countyroad1330, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    I was looking at The Chicken Chronicles site with the APA's accepted colors. It says that Silkies are accepted in blue and gray, but not splash. Is splash called gray? I recently saw several splash being shown.
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I'm not sure where you got that information from, but is incorrect. According to the American Bantam Silkie Club, Splash is an accepted color for Silkies by the APA and ABA.

    Splash (RIP little Ares)
    Blue (RIP little Gwen)
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  3. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    I actually think the Chicken Chronicles is a little outdated. I read about the d'Anvers in it.. and noted they did not mention Splash for them as being acceptable, either. The breeder/shower I bought mine from back in October told me they were now included, and could be shown.

    Maybe they just need to update their info over there.

  4. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    I thought it was outdated as well. I am planning on buying the new Standard that the APA puts out, but its release has been pushed back until late spring. I guess I will just have to wait, but I do know that Splash is accepted in Silkies. Thanks for the pictures!
  5. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    What is the difference between the gray and the blue, is it just genetic? Is gray the equivalent of self blue (breeds true)?
  6. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Quote:pure Grays breed true-and seeing an adult gray and an adult blue side by side, you would easily be able to tell the difference- grays remind me of birchens in other breeds

    Blues are caused by the gene often referred to as Andalusian Blue-does not breed true

    Self Blue is the same as what people are calling the Lavender variety-it is a dilute of black, and the gene is called lav- two lavenders will also breed true because it is a recessive

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