Silkie Experts Iv got 3 baby lavenders Silkies I think ...

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  1. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got three no beraded lavender Silkie chicks the mom was white and dad was lavender the person i got them from showed me the dad the lady said that he was a dusty color lavender now how do you make a darker lavender ? do you cross it to a blue or black ?
     
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  2. chicken crazed 1o1

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  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Lavender is a very dilute colour. Making it darker would not be in line with the standard. Breeding to black will remove a copy of lavender from the offspring, and they will be black, not lavender.
     
  4. chicken crazed 1o1

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    ok here is a pic of the dad Is he really a lavender ? [​IMG]
     
  5. chicken crazed 1o1

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  6. Sonoran Silkies

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    He doesn't look lavender to me. Actually he looks more like a very, very dilute khaki (see the brown in his tail)? And showing some reddish gold. But that may be off-colour due to lighting, the photo or my computer screen settings. I'd want to see additional photos before giving a certain answer.
     
  7. chicken crazed 1o1

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    [​IMG] I dont have any more Lol
     
  8. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm not a Silkie expert but i do own 2 silkies. I think he looks like a Lav.
     
  9. chicken crazed 1o1

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    Would he be a proper looking lavender or does the offspring need to be crossed back to each other when older to improve color ?
     
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