Black silkie hen + cream with brown silkie male = ?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Dooziepen, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Dooziepen

    Dooziepen Chirping

    Jan 19, 2017
    Expecting our babies around May 4, and was curious to know what colors to expect out of this pair. I do not know anything about their parents sadly. Thank you for any insight you may have![​IMG][/IMG]

  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    The hen is not pure silkie, as she is lacking two copies of the silkie feathering gene that is required. Her coloring is Birchen or possibly wild-type partridge with addition melanizers. The rooster is likely dominant white with red leakage. Very likely similar genetics as the hen, but with dominant white modifying black feathering.
    Since neither are an recognized variety, and at least the hen is mixed, there is no way to really predict exactly how the offspring will turn out. There are too many unknown variables, and far too many possibilities to list them all.
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