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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sager:)silkies, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
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    is it possible to get splash silkies by breeding partridge male with a white hen.
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    sager:)silkies :

    is it possible to get splash silkies by breeding partridge male with a white hen.

    Nope, you have to breed it from birds that already have blue or splash.​
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Splash is a bird with 2 copies of the blue gene. Blue is an incomplete dominant where a bird with only one is blue, and if it has two, it's a splash.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The white could supply one copy, but there is no way to determine that any given white has (or doesn't have) blue in its genetic makeup. The only way to know would be if one parent was splash, if blue offspring came from a breeding to black, or splash offspring from a breeding to blue.

    However, the partidge would have to be a blue partridge to provide a copy of blue, and in my experience, you can easily tell blue partridge from regular partridge.
     
  5. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
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    Quote:Ty i was just wondering cause i was gina buy splash off some one and they say they got it from a partridge and a white hen or vice versa
     
  6. RAREROO

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    sager:)silkies :

    Quote:Ty i was just wondering cause i was gina buy splash off some one and they say they got it from a partridge and a white hen or vice versa

    If they got a color that looks similar to splash from that pairing, then it could mean that the silkie was carrying dominant white ( though I don't believe silkies are known to carry it). And if so, then that would have likely given a white chicken with a few black spots here and there that could be confused for splash.​
     
  7. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
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    Maybe that guy meant Black Splash (not Bl/Bl)?
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:THere is no "black splash" nor is there "blue splash." It is simply "splash."
     
  9. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
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    Quote:THere is no "black splash" nor is there "blue splash." It is simply "splash."

    Not officialy. There is a Black Splash, and it occurs as a genetic mutation in black birds (so it could occur with Blue or true Splash). All it does, is remove the excessive eumelanin in a haphazardous pattern, making the birds look speckled (usually brown).
     

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