Breeding a silkie to a showgirl?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Miizki, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Miizki

    Miizki Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2010
    If I have a silkie hen and a showgirl rooster, what percentage of the offspring will be silkes/showgirl/etc?
  2. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2007
    Hampshire Co, WV
    It would depend on whether your SG roo is carrying a SG dominant gene or not.
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    if the showgirl has a big tuft of feathers in the middle of his neck, he is probably only carrying one showgirl, (Naked Neck) gene. If that is the case, approximately half the babies will be showgirl, half will be silkies. If his neck is totally bald, or just a few feathers in the middle he may carry two copies of the gene, in which case all the babies will be single gened showgirls, with a big tuft in the middle of their necks.

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