What color is my silkie? New picture added

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Henrietta23, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Here is Georgie who is 6 weeks old today. Any thoughts on what color?[​IMG]
     
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  2. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    i am NOT a silkie person (meaning i dont know colors)...but is that a splash????
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    He looks Splash.
     
  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Here's a pic I took without the flash today. [​IMG]
     
  5. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Mutt [​IMG]
     
  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:LOL, that I kind of figured! [​IMG]
    So what makes a splash a splash? I mean what are the parents' colors....
     
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  7. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    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.
     
  8. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    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.
     
  9. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    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.
     
  10. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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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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