Bearded and non bearded?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PrinceSandwich, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bred 2 bearded white silkies together and got a few nonbearded ones. How does that happen? Is the nonbearded gene ressesive?
    What would happen if I bred the nonbearded ones to the bearded ones?
     
  2. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    non bearded X bearded = grab bag you'll get some bearded and some non. I'm not sure how it works, but I'm figuring its like white silkies - they may have another color (or in this case non bearded) parent or grandparent and it pops up in their chicks.

    I have bred two non beardeds and gotten nicely bearded chicks this year - so I got no clue for sure, but an educated guess.
     

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