Is this Lavender? New Pictures!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KinderKorner, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I've been wanting Lav silkies for a while. But I couldn't seem to get a hold of any around here. I hatched several batches of B/B/S eggs with the Lav gene mixed in. And after thinking a few of the splashes were lav and being disappointed when they weren't I just gave up on the idea of hatching Lavs. Well today when I was moving my newest silkie hatch outside to the bigger brooder. I realized one of the chicks were off color. I had assumed the chick was a splash from the beginning. Even though it was more of a sky blue and yellow color.

    Upon furture inspection It was for sure not a splash. Nor does it even look close to the blues. I couldn't believe it. Was it possibly I got lucky and got a Lav chick after all, and didn't even notice. [​IMG]

    Now I am even more worried about moving the chicks out tonight. I hate moving babies out. But knowing that there may be a lavender baby I'm really anxious. lol. They should be fine. It's staying in the 80's and I just checked them. But still.

    Here is the baby in question. I looked at feather shafts the tops are white. But the bottoms do look dark. :[​IMG] But I am no expert.


    Here it is with a blue on the left, a white in the middle.

    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  2. Megs

    Megs Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    looks lavender to me, but i think some blues can be very light? im just getting started with lav and bbs, so probably wait for other opinions [​IMG]
  3. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Songster

    May 17, 2010
  4. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Songster

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    I have a Bobbi Porto just like her and lots of people say she is if she came from bobbi.
  5. gamamachik

    gamamachik Songster

    Feb 24, 2009
    South GA
    Looks lavender
  6. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Lines are Bobbi Porto, George M, Alan Standford. I think. And some others I am missing.

    Wow. Awesome! I'm so excited now.

    I will try not to get too over eager. Just incase it turns out to be a light blue. Which I think are almost equally as beautiful.

    This is a keeper for sure! Thanks
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    It looks too dark to be a lavender to my eyes. It appears to be a light blue. According to Bobbi, I think she has separated out those of her birds that carry the lavender genes and is selling those separately now. Time will tell for sure if that is a lavender or a blue.
  8. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Songster

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    I talked to bobbi and she said splash look like that too so idk. I feal the same way about mine as you do yours. We wan't Lavender.
  9. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    New Pictures!


    Next to a blue. Big difference there. Lighter.


    Next to a Splash. Again different. Darker.

    Gah I'm so confuzed. It looks to dark to be a splash or a lav, and too light to be a blue.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  10. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Kinder email pics to Bobbi she will be more than happy to answer your question She loves getting pics of her distant offsprings

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