Perfect shade of splash?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe17, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I know color is worth a lot of points when showing and thats why solid colored birds tend to win more often. I have a few splash silkies and was wondering what is the perfect splash color for roosters and hens? I know if 50% of the feathers are black, they are DQ'd. How can you really tell a splash silkie has over 50% of black? Any pictures of that? Thanks!
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I just started with the splash. I like birds that have a light base color and dark splashes, though the diluted down splash can be very pretty too.
     
  3. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    These are my four girls. I have 2 that are kind of dark, one the is medium, and one that is pretty light. Looking good type wise.

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    Heres one of my cockerels too
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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The medium one is very close to the perfect splash.
     

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