Lavender Silkie Genetics

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by cottagechums, May 21, 2014.

  1. cottagechums

    cottagechums In the Brooder

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    Hello All

    Loved your pictures - some really lovely birds :eek:))

    Please could somebody on this section tell me how to go about breeding for Lavender coloured Silkies?

    I hope you can help. I am thinking may be they come from the Chocolate gene?

    Many thanks
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    No, lavender is from the lavender gene, choc is entirely different, as is dun. lav is recessive, so both parents must have the gene for lavender offspring.
     
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  3. cottagechums

    cottagechums In the Brooder

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    Many thanks for your reply.

    Are you saying I would have to try and find some Lavenders before I could breed Lavender, sorry to be thick on this :eek:))

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  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, you either need lavender birds, or ones that are split to lav (black, but have a lavender parent)
     
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  5. cottagechums

    cottagechums In the Brooder

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    OK, now I understand.

    There are not a lot of Lavenders here in the UK but will try and find some.

    Many thanks for your help and have a happy day :eek:))
     
  6. MysteryChicken

    MysteryChicken Crowing

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    I know this an old thread, but I have a question. Can you create lavender silkies using white silkies? 0322191032.jpg Silver colored one on the right, normal white silkie chick on the left. 0322191046a.jpg The silver chick by itself.
     
  7. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    No you can not.
    The only way to produce lavender is by using the lavender gene.
     
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  8. MysteryChicken

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    Just a curious question. :hmm
     
  9. nicalandia

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    Recessive white could be hiding the Lavender gene in theory.
     
  10. MysteryChicken

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    So it could be possible?
     

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