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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

    May 17, 2007
    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

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    i really want to know too please. I want poka dot silkies.
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Let me know if you get any mille silkies
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    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

    May 17, 2007
    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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