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autosexing silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tingle, May 9, 2011.

  1. tingle

    tingle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible to breed silkies in the same way as red sex linked for example .Will a gold male and white female produce red hens and white cockerels,I find it very hard to tell the difference between the sexes even at an advanced age and would like to find a way to stop rearing lots of cockerels that are very hard to rehome.
     
  2. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish, but I don't think so. [​IMG]
     
  3. newgoosegirl

    newgoosegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    If you could come up with a barred/cuckoo silkie or a silver penciled/silver partridge to breed with a black or partridge rooster, then I think you could get black sex linked chicks.

    But the only place I've seen cuckoo silkies is in a thread with projects, so I don't suppose it would be easy to get one.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  4. tingle

    tingle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I will try that I live in UK and we have cuckoo silkies about
     

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