Lavender Silkie Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jimnjay, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a very nice gentleman lavender Silkie today. My only question is do the roosters normally have darks and lights like this boy. It only matters for reference. I am simply in love with him.
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  2. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

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    He looks like a Splash to me. Lavender is usually a very light gray and it is not patchy, usually a solid light gray.
     
  3. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sure Sonoran Silkies will know. To me your bird looks splash, but I find silkie feathering changes the way colours look.
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    He's a Splash. With all the hipe over the Lavender, you have to careful. That Splash roo over the Black hen will give you Blue chicks.

    Here is my Splash Roo for comparison:
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  5. ajablu

    ajablu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on my own experience he looks exactly like my splash rooster. I have some pet quality lavenders and they are a solid color all over.
     
  6. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    I come to learn today the answer to this question, your boy is a splash.
    I found out today that my girl is a lavender splash.
    they should be a solid grey but with a hint of blueish, i think, well i know they said that if it has an overlay of pink in the light then it has the lavender.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Could be both lavender and splash (genetically Bl/Bl lav/lav), or could be split to lav (Bl/Bl Lav+/lav). Whose line is it from? FWIW, lavender (aka self blue) has been bred into many blue silkies over the last 8 or 10 years.
     
  8. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anybody have pics of a lavender or blue silkie? what is the difference between the two. Just curious. Thanks
     
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could be both lavender and splash (genetically Bl/Bl lav/lav),

    Doesn't look like it & there's no way of telling whether it's het. for lavender unless one has a lavender with which to breed it.​
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2009
  10. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Jaynie he looks very typey but doesn't look like a lavender in the photo. I think the Lavs are one clear color all the way through
     

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