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Black silkie roo over mille fleur BB d'uccles!?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Godiva, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering which characteristics are dominant... I already know that the black is dominant I have two pitch black little chicks (TINY!) Is the crest a dominant gene? What about the muffs, beards, feathering, 5 toes... Anyone else have this cross? Cute little fluff butts anyway [​IMG]
     
  2. ninny

    ninny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i really want to know too please. I want poka dot silkies.
     
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Let me know if you get any mille silkies
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    All of the traits you listed, except for feathering(silky is recessive) are dominant. Many of them also have a dose effect, which means birds with one gene can have 'less of it' than a bird with two genes. For example crest is dominant, but also has dose effect.. so crosses with crests will show a crest, just much smaller.
     
  5. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I will have black skinned, 5 toed, normal feathered, crested, muffed, bearded black tiny little cutie pies?! What fun, I thought it might be a fun cross for the kids since the d'uccles are so sweet and the silkie, while being a scatter brain, is not at all mean. The banties are pets for the kids as long as they are nice (if not they take a quick trip to the soup pot)
     

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