Silkie pairings that throw lavender

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by waycaster, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. waycaster

    waycaster Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to the world of silkies, I currently have 3 and am looking to add more this year. I love the color of lavender and would love to know which colors are more likely to throw lavender when bred. I currently have a black, white and a partridge. I was thinking about adding a few splash, blue or black. Any suggestions on which ones to add to increase my chases of throwing lavender? I know hatching lavender eggs would give me the gene, but I have someone who is going to let a hen go broody and hatch them out the old fashioned way.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Best bet is to purchase a lavender bird or birds. You can breed them to black to increase your gene pool, but it takes a second generation to get back to lavender offspring.
     

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