Breeding for darker skin on Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pennie1, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

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    With the white Silkies, do you breed to a good black to try and get darker skin? Or for what reason do people breed whites to black?
     
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Good breeders don't breed white to black because you don't know what the white is hiding and you don't know what color chicks you will get.


    My whites have excellent dark skin, so I would say, find a white that has the dark skin and breed that.
     
  3. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

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    Thanks, it makes sence to me.
     

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