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Difference between Splash and Blue Splash Coloring.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkieluver_07, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Sorry if this quetion has been asked before, but does anyone have pictures of splash silkies or blue splash silkies? Or is it the same color, but one will produce blue and splash chicks?
  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    Hey [​IMG] I believe splash and blue splash are one in the same. Black and blue can make blue. Blue and blue can make splash so the splash always carries the blue gene.

    Im sure someone will chime in with some pics of their silkies.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Yes, same thing.
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Thanks for the clarification. So if I breed splash x splash, is there a possibility of getting some blues?
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    No, splash to splash is splash.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    If you breed black to splash, you'll get all blue.
  7. Barn Maid Ann

    Barn Maid Ann Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    Punta Gorda, FL
    I have Andalusians, not silkies, but I assume the genetics are the same.

    I have wondered what is the difference between blue and white splash, too. I have had both, in a couple of roosters. I had a very hard time deciding which one to keep, but I ended up with the blue splash.
    Their phenotypes are not the same, but the genotypes are? Or is there some slight genetic factor behind the difference?
    Do blue splashes produce blue splashes and white's produce white splashes, or at least a higher percentage as such.
  8. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets 9 Years

    Aug 17, 2008
    What I know about splashes is that there are 2 ways to make them: splashXsplash & blueXblue. Splash cross splash produces 100% splash but you lose a lot of color definition with this cross which is why breeders like to cross 2 blues as the 25% splash result normally has better coloring.
  9. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Quote:If you mean by "white splash" blue splashes that appear white, it is becasue the blue gene has a dosage effect, so successive generations will get lighter to the point they look white, but are genetically blue. Even then, they don't truly look "white", but more of a dingy white. If you were to breed one of these light colored birds back to a dark blue or black, you would get darker splashes and blues.

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