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Help! Silkie Color Breeding?

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Hello! I would like to cross my splash/blue cream-colored silkie rooster (15/16 silkie and 1/16 bantam Cochin, hence the straight comb) with a blue sizzle hen. Does anyone have any idea what colors this may make? I was really hoping for a sizzle with the coloring of the father... ;-) Thank you!

The hen:


The rooster:

Edited by tootsiechicken - 3/18/16 at 1:56pm
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I'm pretty sure the blue splash color is recessive, so it does seem promising that any chicks would have the rooster's color. I have heard that blue splash is recessive enough that it can come from two parents who are completely different in color, so both parents would have to carry the recessive gene in order for it to show. Hopefully I made some sense.

Good luck!

...WW
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Originally Posted by countrygirl345 View Post

I'm pretty sure the blue splash color is recessive, so it does seem promising that any chicks would have the rooster's color. I have heard that blue splash is recessive enough that it can come from two parents who are completely different in color, so both parents would have to carry the recessive gene in order for it to show. Hopefully I made some sense.
Good luck!

Yay! It all made sense. I have my hopes up now! :-) Thank you so much!
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No problem:)

...WW
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....... _/._/........... o
srk
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...WW
< '.....\ _____ /.|
....\___..... __ /
....... _/._/........... o
srk
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