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Black Silkie Roo And Partridge Hen What Would Happen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by austincoopersilkiesies, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. austincoopersilkiesies

    austincoopersilkiesies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Have A Black Roo And A Partridge Hen What Coloring Will The Offspring Be?And What About A Black Hen With The Roo?[​IMG]
     
  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The black hen with the black roo would, of course, give you all black babies. Don't know about the partridge.
     
  3. austincoopersilkiesies

    austincoopersilkiesies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Anyone Of You Silkie Breeders Help With The Partridge?
     
  4. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A black roo over a Partridge hen should also create all black unicolor offspring.

    ETA: Even if it was a Partridge roo over a Black hen the outcome would be the same. That is because the E/E or extended black allele is dominate.
     
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  5. austincoopersilkiesies

    austincoopersilkiesies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Thanks Guys!
     
  6. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

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    I would not breed the black to the partridge if you are trying to get showable colored offspring. Blacks can be bred to blues, blacks, or splashes, other than that all silkie colors should be kept separate. I would stick with the black to black for all blacks. If you want to breed the partridge color, I would look for a partridge roo to go with the partridge hen.
     
  7. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

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    Here are the outcomes when breeding BBS (AKA: Andalusian Blue).

    Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash
    Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black
    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
    Black X Black = 100% Black
    Black X Splash = 100% Blue
    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash * breeding this way will dilute your splashes, and they will fade more with each subsequent breeding.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:A black roo over a Partridge hen should also create all black unicolor offspring.

    ETA: Even if it was a Partridge roo over a Black hen the outcome would be the same. That is because the E/E or extended black allele is dominate.

    That is assuming that the black is E/E. The reality is that a black bird can be built on any E-allele except wheaten.
     

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