Buff Silky Skin Pigment

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by swift081702, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. swift081702

    swift081702 Songster

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    I just hatched out four PB Buff Silky's. Two have the dark black skin and two have pink skin. I was under the impression that all Silky's have black skin. Any chance this color difference will tell me Male or female? Did we get some mixed? Very curious?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The parents could both be het for Fm, which would give 25% of chicks with pink skin.
     
  3. swift081702

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    I'm new to Silky's ...what is FM?
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    It's the gene that causes dark skin. Fm is short for fibromelanosis.
     

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