What color is my silkie? New picture added

Henrietta23

Songster
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Oct 20, 2007
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Quote:LOL, that I kind of figured!

So what makes a splash a splash? I mean what are the parents' colors....
 
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herechickchick

Songster
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Mar 28, 2007
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Memphis TN
Splash is a light blue with black "splashes" in the feathering. It is a result of the Andalusian blue gene. When you breed blue chickens you will get some that are Blue, some that are black and some that are splash.

Someone will come along and explain it better than I have.
 

theOEGBman

Songster
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Jan 13, 2007
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His parents were either Blue or Splash, or one of each.

Blue X Blue makes : Splash, Blue and Black.

Splash X Splash makes : Splash

Black X Black makes: Black

Black X Splash makes: Blue

Black X Blue makes : Black and Blue


It can get complicating,lol.
 

Henrietta23

Songster
12 Years
Oct 20, 2007
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Eastern CT
Shades of high school genetics, pun intended! It is complicated. So I will just continue to call Georgie a silkie of mixed color.
 

flyingmonkeypoop

Crowing
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Apr 30, 2007
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To me it looks like a grey or silver male, the females look like silver phoenix, the males are white I think. Can you ask the breeder what colors they have so you know what colors it could have in it?
 

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