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Silkie Colors + Genetics?

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My mother has instructed me to ask this...bare with me wink
Do you get splash silkies by breeding blacks with whites? If you breed white x white will you get all white offspring every time? etc
We're having issues - we're going to get 2 silkie hens and 1 roo. I want 2 splash hens. Mom wants 1 black, 1 white, and 1 buff and she doesn't care which is which gender as long as 2 are hens. These silkies are supposed to be for me, I think I should get to pick the color of my own birds..lmao


Edited by Orcae - 8/14/11 at 9:46pm
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post #2 of 8

From the way I have seen it explained, white is an "off" switch. It basically hides any other color that may be in the birds genetics. You cannot tell what the white is hiding unless you breed it to a non-white bird.



If I do not have this mixed up:

Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black , 25% Splash
Blue X Splash  = 50% Blue , 50% Splash
Blue X Black  = 50% Blue, 50% Black
Black X Black  = 100% Black
Splash X Black  = 100% Blue
Splash X Splash = 100% Splash

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Originally Posted by Orcae 

My mother has instructed me to ask this...bare with me wink
Do you get splash silkies by breeding blacks with whites? If you breed white x white will you get all white offspring every time? etc
We're having issues - we're going to get 2 silkie hens and 1 roo. I want 2 splash hens. Mom wants 1 black, 1 white, and 1 buff and she doesn't care which is which gender as long as 2 are hens. These silkies are supposed to be for me, I think I should get to pick the color of my own birds..lmao


splash is a dilute of blue
blue +blue = 25%black, 50%blue, 25%slash
buff to any thing but buff well make mess out ur colors
black + splash =blue100%

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CHICKENDALES                             state certified pullorum tester
breeders of Showgirls, Silkies{black, blue, splash, white,buff,partridge}       http://boypolish.webs.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Best-in-Show/106130686084461?sk=info#!/profile.php?id=747610608

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post #4 of 8

Actually Splash is Pure blue getting a copy of the Andalusian Blue from each parent.  Blue is inpure having only one copy of the gene.  Andalusian blue does act as a dilute.

Also in answer to the question on White to White. The recessive white we see most often will most always produce white offspring.  White to anything else is a crap shoot.

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post #5 of 8

Wonderful chart... now can you tell me what white over splash would breed?

 

thanks

post #6 of 8

Very cool!  I have been interested in the color genetics for a while.  I have a blue (very dark blue) and splash hen  I was wondering what colors i would need in a roo to get specifically colored babies.  Thanks for the info
 

post #7 of 8

this might help as it seems to go a tad bit more in depth on everything it just seems easier for me to read =] 

http://sites.google.com/site/zijdehoenders/t%26dcreating/basics-about-chicken-color-genetics-heritage 

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Wonderful chart... now can you tell me what white over splash would breed?

 

thanks

 

 

 

 

That can not be predicted unless one knows the breed of chicken used and the genetics of the white bird.




 

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