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Silver duckwing/ splash hen

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I crossed a silver duckwing rooster with a splash hen, and I want to know what my colors world be please let me know if anyone has done this or knows what my colors will be
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All offspring will appear Blue.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Will they have the silver neck as a silver duckwing and blue underneath or just like any other blue?
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All offspring will appear Blue.

Will they have the silver neck as a silver duckwing and blue underneath or just like any other blue?
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Sorry for the very late response, I've been very busy with work and hatching.

All should appear solid Blue, but may have some Silver leakage.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Originally Posted by QueenMisha View Post

Sorry for the very late response, I've been very busy with work and hatching.

All should appear solid Blue, but may have some Silver leakage.


That's no problem, what is the reason behind that out come?
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That's no problem, what is the reason behind that out come?

The silver (white) color in the offspring is due to the dominant sex linked silver gene. The father will give a silver gene to every offspring so every offspring has the ability to express white feathers.

 

When a breeder crosses a non-black parent with a splash parent, the splash parent will give one blue gene to each offspring, therefore,  every offspring will express blue plumage. The splash parent is genetically black, the two blue genes the parent carries causes the black plumage to dilute to splash plumage.

 

In order to have a self black (solid black) chicken, the genes that cause the black plumage are usually purebred. They must carry two genes that are just alike- that is purebred. For example one of the genes that help produce a black chicken is melanotic. Most black chickens carry two melanotic genes and are ML*ML/ML*ML When you cross the silver male with the splash female, the offspring are going to be hybrid for most of the genes that produce a black chicken. The chicks will now carry an Ml*ml, and not have two melanotic and be hybrid at the melanotic locus. This hybrid state allows for some non-black to show up in the plumage.


Edited by Wappoke - 6/3/16 at 4:13am
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