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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkieaddictIN, Aug 9, 2014.
Also this silkie ...?
Looks like you have a mix of white, splash and blue ( also known as lavender) there. and the bottom one looks like a silkie
Blue and lavender are different colors, not the same at all ! Lavender breeds true if you have lavender parents, blue/black/splash are the colors you get when breeding other colors, like black x blue, etc..
Ok then, its clearly different where you are to where I am. Here they are considered the same
Really? I didn't realize being in different countries changed the colors, if that make sense!
Yeah its weird, the first time I saw lavender I thought ' what on earth' . We have most of the colours but at the same time not as much since our maf is really strict and such so brings in new strains/ colours is difficult. That being said it makes many things a rarity which increases the prices for those who really want something. Which is either good or bad depending on what side your sitting on ( buying or selling) .
Wow, I never knew that and I learned something new today! So you can get lavender their but it's just harder to come by and more expensive?
To a point yes, Currently some breeders are trying to breed cuckoos and splashes. Blue and splash and cuckoo is very rare here, and to get a good one especially so ( they are slightly less rare up north but in the south island they are very rare) and then they are expensive. A sale I was bidding on the other day had a blue pullet and a badly marked roo go for $53 ( may not sound like much but it is over here) . The others are just doing their thing with their breeds and trying to better them. I know a few people are trying to breed bearded Silkies, to get a pure 7th or 8th generation one here is very rare indeed as bearded Silkies just don't exist ( at least not pures) . Personally I'm trying to better the quality of my Silkies in both blues and blacks( jett blacks, not black and golds) as well as hopefully in the next few seasons splashes as well. Basically anything that's considered rare over here is pricy
Can you buy eggs from the states? Then you could hatch your own pure breed chicks with the colors you wanted!
I don't think so, and it doesn't help that our seasons are different. Getting anything in requires extensive medicals and quarientine, and is stupidly expensive. That and I doubt they would survive the journey let alone hatch and live. If I had to much time and money I would look into it/ look into getting some rooster sperm to A.I the hens and see but its all risky, time consuming and expensive which is a real pain.