Calico Silkie Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RAREROO, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Does anyone know what is the genetic make-up of Calico Silkies? Are they an F1 cross of 2 other colors? Do they breed true? Any other info and pics would be appreciated thanks.
     

  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Nobody knows ? [​IMG]
     
  3. floridamama

    floridamama Songster

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    You might want to ask Sunshine Silkies (i think thats spelled right) or go to a silkie thread that is already started might give you more info on how to get the calico or which ones to mix to get them. I am just starting to breed silkies we have always had them just not really breed them. We currently have blues, blacks,white, buff, and now some splash colors and a couple of part. I am just know learning which ones to run together to get better shadings of splash and prettier blues. But i don't know if i end up with one i will gladly pass it on.
     

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