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breding silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rebel yell, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone tell me what color offspring I might get with a black silkie rooster with a partridge silkie hen ?
     
  2. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    black. all the chicks will be black.


    if you bred the chicks back together, the next generation would give black and partridge offspring.
     
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks
     
  4. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

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    So what you are saying is they wil be split partridge? Like split lavander?
     
  5. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if this is always the case. YOu will probably get a lot of off colored blacks,.. I would expect far greater chance of leakage in the hackles and elsewhere.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    It depends on the e-allele of the black. Chances are that it is e^b, not E, and in that case the offspring will be partridge, but will likely have less than perfect penciling as they will only have one copy of the pattern gene. On the off chance that the black is E/E, all chicks will be black.
     

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