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Breeding Silkies - Color Questions

post #1 of 6
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Ok, I have 1 white, 2 black and 1 blue splash silkie.  I'm not sure of the sexes yet but I was wondering - What colors would I get when I bred them?  How do the colors pass on, blend, etc with Silkies?

Thanks!!

Owned by one Chihuahua, an ornery little parrot and a GIANT black cat.  Hoping to get a few laying hens this spring to re-start my chicken adventures on a smaller scale (for now).


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Owned by one Chihuahua, an ornery little parrot and a GIANT black cat.  Hoping to get a few laying hens this spring to re-start my chicken adventures on a smaller scale (for now).


Check out my chicken blog! http://kellygwensfarm.blogspot.com/
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post #2 of 6

Blue X Blue will result in 50% Blue, 25% Black and 25% Splash
Blue X Splash will result in 50% Blue and 50% Splash
Blue X Black will result in 50% Blue and 50% Black
Black X Splash will result in 100% Blue
Black Bird + 1 regular Blue gene = Blue Bird + another Blue gene = Splash Bird
Splash X Splash should produce all Splash
Splash X Black should produce all Blue
Black is a Dominant Color


Not my chart above( made by fluffnstuff~fluffysilkies) but very very helpful in understanding the breeding of blue, splash, etc.! yippiechickie

~Alyssa~
Proud owner of 1 white crested black polish, 2 bantam barred rocks, and 2 silkies. Looking for silkie eggs!!
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~Alyssa~
Proud owner of 1 white crested black polish, 2 bantam barred rocks, and 2 silkies. Looking for silkie eggs!!
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post #3 of 6

If you breed white with the blue or black, chances are you will get a white bird or two that is masking their color -- IF the bird is dominate white.  If recessive white, the black or blue will show.

At least I think that's the way it works.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong...


Edited by Blisschick - 7/14/08 at 8:19pm
Stacey

Blue Laced Red Wyandottes~EE's~OEGB~Seramas~Silkies~Heritage Turkeys
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Stacey

Blue Laced Red Wyandottes~EE's~OEGB~Seramas~Silkies~Heritage Turkeys
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post #4 of 6
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How do you know if they are recessive white?  My white came from a pen with a white roo and black and white hens (so did my non-bearded black).  I have no idea where my bearded black and my splash (also bearded) came from other than that they are from "brown egg-blue egg" stock and VERY pretty smile  The bearded black hen is a lap dog and won't leave me alone!!  (haha!)

Owned by one Chihuahua, an ornery little parrot and a GIANT black cat.  Hoping to get a few laying hens this spring to re-start my chicken adventures on a smaller scale (for now).


Check out my chicken blog! http://kellygwensfarm.blogspot.com/
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Owned by one Chihuahua, an ornery little parrot and a GIANT black cat.  Hoping to get a few laying hens this spring to re-start my chicken adventures on a smaller scale (for now).


Check out my chicken blog! http://kellygwensfarm.blogspot.com/
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post #5 of 6

I'm guessing that your whites are probable recessive.

BTW, Alan's got awesome birds!

Julie

http://tideviewbantams.webs.com
Bearded and non-bearded silkies in black, paint, and self blue (lavender).  Bantam polish in white-crested black, chocolate, and khaki.  Lahore and frillback pigeons.
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Julie

http://tideviewbantams.webs.com
Bearded and non-bearded silkies in black, paint, and self blue (lavender).  Bantam polish in white-crested black, chocolate, and khaki.  Lahore and frillback pigeons.
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post #6 of 6
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I love them smile  I just want to know what I'll get when I get babies next year-ish!

http://lh4.ggpht.com/KellyGwen/SF994nWaiSI/AAAAAAAAA4k/x5aitC4myhs/P1030891.JPG?imgmax=576

http://lh3.ggpht.com/KellyGwen/SF998qxh1PI/AAAAAAAAA40/JUWFIcPLRaA/P1030921.JPG?imgmax=512

http://lh3.ggpht.com/KellyGwen/SF99_wrQN-I/AAAAAAAAA48/ZI-iUcuzSME/P1030925.JPG?imgmax=512

They've fluffed out a lot since these pics... I'll have to take new ones!!

Owned by one Chihuahua, an ornery little parrot and a GIANT black cat.  Hoping to get a few laying hens this spring to re-start my chicken adventures on a smaller scale (for now).


Check out my chicken blog! http://kellygwensfarm.blogspot.com/
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Owned by one Chihuahua, an ornery little parrot and a GIANT black cat.  Hoping to get a few laying hens this spring to re-start my chicken adventures on a smaller scale (for now).


Check out my chicken blog! http://kellygwensfarm.blogspot.com/
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