New Silkies Lav/Buff crossing. (PIX)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by StrawberryHouseMouse, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    These are by far nothing near perfect. lol But I got them for free today from Deborah and Mike Lee. He has been mixing Lav in with buff to delute the black and blue in his birds. These were some culled chicks of his that he gave me. They are not perfect at all but I still think they are cute. I am very excited to see what color variations they grow into.



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  2. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those pics are great!
     
  3. Luvducks

    Luvducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Colorado
    In my eyes I am seeing PERFECT! I would love to have them. You are Very Lucky to have found them and them to have found you!
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Very interesting, but nothing that I'll be trying... I'm too paranoid.
     
  5. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    n.n I ment perfect by show standards. lol they are very cute and I am very thankful that they were given to me. I had to drive 2 hours there and 2 hours back to meet with the Lee's. They were very nice and explained the background to them so that I understood what they were. Most people wouldn't bother and just tell you that they are from a mixed flock. But he told me that some of the parents used to get these, were from George Mihalik and Jack Ferguson.
     
  6. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Quote:It was nothing I was interested in trying myself. But hey can't turn down free silkies right? Not when they are healthy, and from good breeders lol
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    The Lee's are very good breeders as I hear... I know they had a KILLER buff that I've seen pics of.
     
  8. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Quote:Thats what Ive heard too they are very nice and patient also.
     
  9. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have a website
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Cute babies [​IMG] I can see the blue in some and partridge markings. The last little one looks like it may well be isabel porcelain.

    A double dose of lavender (lav lav) will dilute all feather plumage. A single dose (Lav lav) won't dilute any. Blue or splash (Blbl or BlBl) will dilute black pigment.

    When they grow up and you breed them, if you want to breed away from buff and towards partridge, breed the ones with the partridge markings and darker undercolour together. If you want to breed towards buff, breed as clear as possible to as clear as possible. Probably better to breed to a clear black or blue or lavender than to another buff with partridge markings.
     

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