Paint or Splash silkie- what is the difference and how do you tell?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jenlynn4, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    I have some silkies they look splash to me but a really light color base and dark spots. Anyone who knows about these please chime in and let me know what I have! Here is a pic:



    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  2. robin416

    robin416 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    Jen, from what I've read the difference is that the entire feather of a paint is black, where the tips of the splash are blue or black.

    I don't have splash to compare but the entire feather thing is true. I just checked my boys. One other thing about paints at this point, they have a champagne off color. Its especially noticeable in the males. I just found out that it is appearing in some females.
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  3. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    AHHHH I see! Thank you...Then I have all splash in different shades of coloration. [​IMG]
  4. I have a couple pullets very similar jenlynn...[​IMG][​IMG]
    very pale base colors. the 2nd one who has the nearly white base color has darker splashes. I checked on the Amer Silkie Bantam Club site, splashes have wide range of dark to light. Plus I think the paints havent' quite reached the same level of type/fluff/crest as splashes.
  5. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    I just love the coloration on these! So beautiful!
  6. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    They are splash. Paint kind of look like dalmations. It is due to holes in the skin pigment, that let whatever color the white is hiding come through, which is usually black. Though there are some red paints around, too.
  7. josh44

    josh44 Songster

    Jun 16, 2008
    San Antonio Texas
    [​IMG] i was told to think of it as pinto like in horses [​IMG]
  8. Sackman, so love your Slashes ,Fabulous !!!

    Jen, Your splashes are very Nice as well just love all the fluff and high crests.

    I will try and take some pics of my Paints and post tomarrow if somebody else dont post any.
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  9. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Songster

    Jul 4, 2009
    Here are some pictures of my paints:


    Also some pictures of a splash boy of mine that looks like a paint almost because he is almost a white with the spots:

  10. Just Gorgeous birds, Reesepoultry !!!

    Great pics to show comparison of the Paint and the Splash as well .

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