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B/B/S Silkies vs. Paints

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dirty Dozen, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can b/b/s silkies be put together with paints and still have true colors? Thanx!
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Define "true colour."

    Each parent contributes genes to the offspring. We can predict what genes black, blue or splash will contribute, but paint is still a work in progress, with a lot of genetic unknowns.

    I can tell you that you have the liklihood of hatching normal paints and blue paints, but you also have the liklihood of hatching blacks, blues and splashes. What I cannot tell you is how the offspring of the black, blue and splash offspring (F2 generation) may differ from those that have not come from a paint background.
     

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