Self Blue (Lavender) Silkie Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bacres, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    me either [​IMG] Im sorry doesnt mean Im right just means I can see other colors in them..
     
  2. trisha19

    trisha19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know they are not now, people had just wanted to see how bad I got ripped off.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

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    From the standpoint of phenotype (appearance), #1 is a blue, #2 is a splash (blue in the background), not sure on #3 or #4, #5 is blue, not sure on #6. I will not say that they do not carry two copies of lavender--they might, but they do not meet the lavender (self blue) phenotype of an even shade of blue throughout the body. #1 & #5 have dark hackles, #2 shows splashes. For the others I am giving the birds the benefit of the doubt--that camera angle or lighting or something else causes the birds to look as if there might be a gene other than lavender influencing the colour/pattern.
     
  4. trisha19

    trisha19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ya they are pretty messed up !!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

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    Quote:No, that is the blue gene making its presence known. If the birds have a black, rather than a blue base, the hackles will be as diluted as all other feathers.
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I know they are not now, people had just wanted to see how bad I got ripped off.

    They are very pretty though:)
     
  7. Gordonhillfarm

    Gordonhillfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you sonoran , I don't know how you keep this all straight . But I sure am glad you do. And I'm really sorry that this happened to you trisha19 , I can feel your disapointment thru the computer screen . I personally wouldn't want to see how bad someone was ripped off , but I am grateful to you for showing us the pics , I now know some of what to avoid when trying to purchase this picticular color . I still am not sure if this was unintentional or not , but will say that if not Karma will catch up with who ever . I always feel a little better knowing that , maybe not helpful to you . I'm waiting on Lavender eggs to arrive in the mail . I'm hopeing for a good hatch , will see . Again sorry Hun -- although I don't know you -- sending you a big hug . Tammy .B
     
  8. brenTx

    brenTx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Young started pullets and my best AOV hen
     
  9. bacres

    bacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take all of those birds in the first picture and I will take the pullet off your hands too. [​IMG]
     
  10. CheshieChick13

    CheshieChick13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh wow Bren! I am even more excited about picking my Lavs up on Sunday [​IMG]

    I can't wait!!! [​IMG]


    Natalie,

    My broody has 8 out of 12 of your eggs developing!!! I am so Stoked! [​IMG]


    ~Steph
     

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