buff barred silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Celiandy, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Celiandy

    Celiandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting a silkie cuckoo roo and I have a bunch of buff hens, could I get a buff barred/cuckoo silkie from this? Does anyone have one or have you seen one? I was just reading up on buff barred cochins and it sounded like it's from breeding a barred with a buff. I'm pretty ignorant on the whole realm of chicken genetics, so I might be totally off base. I'm going to have to try it though...
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It would take a while, but yes. Cuckoo is E/E extended, and Buff is E^Wh/E^Wh with LOADS of other genes, so your first offspring will be either black w/gold leakage or black barred w/gold barred bits, it will take a few generations for you to get your wanted color. The thing to do is constantly breed barred back to buff.
     
  3. Celiandy

    Celiandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Illia,
    It might be more of a project than I'm ready for, but maybe I'll give it a shot.
     

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