Silkie color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 96civic87, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this chick blue or lavender?
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  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely blue, lavenders are lighter. What color are the parents?
     
  3. Its ME

    Its ME Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's blue. I've had an assortment of colored silkies and that one looks blue.
     
  4. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How hard is it to get blue coloring?
     
  5. Its ME

    Its ME Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have the right chickens and you know what colors to breed it's a 50-50 chance you will get blue. Sometimes you will get black,splash or grey/white
     
  6. Its ME

    Its ME Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your just one of those people (like me) who have an assortment of colors (buff,black,white,blue ex.) and who arnt going for a certain color,just chicks, then it's more of a 10%-25% chance of getting blue.
     
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  7. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen partridge and roo blackish grey
     
  8. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New to breeding silkies
     
  9. Its ME

    Its ME Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since your roo is blackish grey then your chick will possibly be grey-ish blue vice versa. Never would of thought a partridge hen and blackish grey roo would make a blue chick! How lucky ;) :)
     
  10. 96civic87

    96civic87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i know that to get partridge you have to have blue genes right. I also have a black hen
     

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