Can you breed a white silkie with a blue silikie?

dako'ng itlog

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I have a young white silkie chick and a young blue silkie chick. I think the white one is starting to look like it might possibly be a cockerel and the blue looks like it could be a pullet. If they were to breed when they got older what would the chicks look like? Would they come out blue, white, or somewhere in between. I understand that chickens don't breed like dogs (a chocolate lab can give birth to a black lab). I am guessing our chicks would be some sort of cross but still cute.
 

AccentOnHakes

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When I first saw the title, I thought..well they're both chickens, so yes.....

I think you'll get 50% white, 50% splash.
 

CelticMoon1

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dako'ng itlog :

That thread helps a lot. It sounds like the babies could turn out to be just about any color depending on what the white silkies actual dominant color is.

Exactly
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I'm glad you made sense of it - I understand the principles, but am not really good at explaining
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However, if you DO try breeding them you should be able to deduct what the white silkie's "base" or "actual" colour is... Silkies usually are recessive whites, so all offspring would carry a copy of white (be split for white), and breeding them back to their father or to each other will give you some whites.​
 

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