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Pet Quality Silkies Question

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Hi, I picked up some Silkies this afternoon. They are 6 weeks old. I posted pictures on Facebook and someone said I shouldn't breed them because their combs are different. I have one with a Walnut Comb, a few have 3 rows, and others have single combs. My question is if I was to breed them can I correct the combs in their offspring by pairing certain ones? Thanks
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Hi, I picked up some Silkies this afternoon. They are 6 weeks old. I posted pictures on Facebook and someone said I shouldn't breed them because their combs are different. I have one with a Walnut Comb, a few have 3 rows, and others have single combs. My question is if I was to breed them can I correct the combs in their offspring by pairing certain ones? Thanks
It may then become a recessive trait, which could randomly show up later in the lines. If you're going to breed silkies I would recommend buying from trustworthy breeders
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You can breed them and get more pet quality birds. 

 

correcting a fault like that will be a lot of work. If you're looking for show quality birds, it's always easier to start with show quality stock. 

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Thanks, I'm getting some Silkie eggs from Tricia5099 a member on BYC. I'm excited.
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