Splash or Paint Silkie?? I'm confused!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RedBrush Farm, May 22, 2012.

  1. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Songster

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    I do not understand what you have to breed to what to get Splash or Paint.[​IMG] Thanks for any information!
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  2. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Thats a splash. To breed for splash you need to breed a splash to a blue or a splash or a blue to a blue. Here is how it works.

    Black x black = 100% black
    Black x blue = 50% blue 50% black
    Black x splash = 100% blue
    Blue x blue = 25% black 50% blue 25% splash
    Blue x splash = 25% blue 75% splash
    Splash x splash = 100% splash

    As for the paint im not positive how it works out, i believe you should breed a paint to a black to increase the black. Not sure on that one tho.
     
  3. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Songster

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    Thank you so much! I was hoping for splash[​IMG] So now all I need to do is get splash from another source to make sure I can get all splash by breeding splash to splash! Thanks for the chart. When you are new to breeding it is hard to find information. The folks here on BYC are are not only friendly, but obliviously knowledgeable as well....(when I did a general web search there was so much conflicting information I did not know what to think.)
    Have a wonderful day and God Bless
    B.K.
     
  4. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Oh you are welcome. Ya the people on here can be really helpful. Good luck on your breeding, and fyi we all start at the same spot in the begining. LOL
     
  5. kristip

    kristip Songster

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    One more question please... I have a splash roo. I know what I will get with the blue and black girls from this, but what about the white girl?

    Thanks
     
  6. weeboing

    weeboing Chirping

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    I've got a splash pullet... So cute! I would like to have more though... At first I couldn't stand mom's white silkie, so ugly! But after seeing her all motherly to all the baby chicks that mom has had hatched, you just can't help to like her... Plus she definitely grew on me... DH loves her too...
    Anyway, she's got what I think may be a black roo which I'll be taking if it is... [​IMG]
    I have too many chickens... Gotta expand yet again... Or maybe trade out with mom?
     

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