breeding question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by morgakl2, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. morgakl2

    morgakl2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will a white silkie and a black silkie make a gray silkie or a splash silkie? Or will I just end up with some black and some white?
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:A lot depends on what White is covering up but if the silkie is ---
    Dominate White you will get all White offspring
    Receive White you will get all Black offspring

    Chris
     
  3. morgakl2

    morgakl2 Out Of The Brooder

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    ah so the old punnett square. Fun! So what do breeders do to make splash and gray?
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:I can help on the Splash breeding-

    Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash
    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
    Splash X Black = 100% Blue

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011
  5. morgakl2

    morgakl2 Out Of The Brooder

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    awesome! thank you so much! This will be fun!!
     

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