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What colour is this silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bryam, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought this gorgeous rooster yesterday, I was wondering what colour you think he is? In real life he looking baby blue / silver. I had never seen one this colour! I just had to have him. He is paired with a white hen!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Looks like potentially Lavender.
     
  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I breed him to a white hen, will I get lavender chicks?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    No. Lavender is a recessive gene. You need two copies to get Lavender. Same with the white. White Silkies are usually recessive white. You need two copies to get white chicks. Both your birds, when crossed with a different color variety should produce solid black chicks.
     

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