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Breeding silkie carrier to silkie will produce what percentage silkied vs smooth?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by Jazkabor, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Jazkabor

    Jazkabor Out Of The Brooder

    Yep, thats my question. I have tried searching, and Googling didn't find what I was hoping for. Thanks in advance. :D


    Breeding silkie carrier to silkie will produce what percentage silkied vs smooth?

    I believe I red showgirl to silkie is a 50% chance of showgirl, if anyone can confirm that would be great. :)

    I have a smooth showgirl rooster over a small number of silkie hens 3 nice quality girls and one pet quality. I have only gotten babies from the pet girl so far. I am really hoping to soon hatch some from the nice girls and crossing fingers for some Showgirl-silkies! :D
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2016
  2. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe the silkie gene is recessive so breeding silkie carrier to a pure silkie should give you 50% silkie & 50% smooth. Also you quality silkies probably have to much fluff around their vent for your rooster to complete the process. You might want to trim or pluck the vents of both rooster and hen silkies to increase fertility.
     

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