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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RoosterAddict99, Sep 12, 2012.
Forgive my ignorance but, I'm just starting out with silkies and I'm curious. Thanks!!!
There are two kinds of blue, self-blue (aka lavender) and Andalusian blue.
Self-blue is related to the Lavender (lav) gene, you need 2 copies of the gene to get coloration.
Andalusian blue acts on black to fade it to blue (grey). One copy causes the blue color, two leads to a color called splash - basically white with grey splotches.
In Silkies, I would say not much other than the genetic make up.
In other fowl,
Blue (note the lacing)
Self Blue ( lighter solid/ even color and no lacing )
Thanks for explaining! I really appreciate it!!! So... if I breed a self-blue with another self blue, will I get some black chicks or do they breed true? I'm a little confused with that Thanks for your help!!!