Lavender Silkie-Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Northwood Silkies, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Northwest Michigan
    Where is that you get the lavender from? Is it the splash & blacks that can carry it?

  2. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    To be lavender the bird has to receive a copy of the lavender gene from the father and one from the mother.

    Other colors can carry a copy of the lavender gene if one of their parents was lavender but two copies of the lavender gene are needed to have lavender.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    And it does not come from blue or splash birds, although a bird can be both blue or splash AND lavender. It is an entirely different gene that must be introduced from a bird who carries it.

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