Calico silkie roo

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sutillman, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. sutillman

    sutillman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a calico silkie roo. What color should I breed it to? I've read they don't breed true. Chicken genetics is total greek to me. I need someone to just say breed this color to that color to get this. Thanks
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Well, what are you wanting? More calicos or just pretty yard candy? Also do you really have a calico (splash with red), or is it a grey with red? The red is pretty easy to pass down; getting rid of it is the problem. Getting it to spread throughout the plumage is also not so easy.
     
  3. sutillman

    sutillman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like more calico if possible. I have a splash with red. Thanks
     
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    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Splash breeds true. Autosomal red is difficult to breed out, not in. So breed to a splash hen.
     
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