Color chart & a few other show ?'s about Silkies please!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChobeeChickenMommy, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone give me a rough estimated color chart for breeding Silkies? I can't remember who I was talking to via PM the other night but I am trying to just get some ideas for colors on these babies. I have a white silkie roo & I was thinking about getting him a blue, partridge, & maybe even a splash for breeding. I was told by a few people that it was ok to breed him with my 2 white hens that he shares a "father" with but not a "mother" I think... Any other opinions on that? Would I lose SQ in their offspring? I have been doing a lot of research & reading about showing Silkies, but I still think it's best to learn from people's experiences and advice. I am also looking into taking my sons to a couple of shows coming up to also try & meet some people to talk & learn. Plus I am going to a swap October 1st here in Florida as well...

    THANK YOU ALL!
     
  2. ChobeeChickenMommy

    ChobeeChickenMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?!
     
  3. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Well I don't have any silkies or even know much about them 'cept they have a string of genetic ques. a mile long that goes along with learning much about them. But, beings no one is responding to your post any too quickly you might/if not already try posting it over there on the silkie thread there's 731 pages (7310 posts) on them there and you might get a response sooner there, maybe?

    Here ya go:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=297632

    good
    luck on you quest for silkie knowledge [​IMG]

    Jeff
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yeah I'm sorry, I can't help you too much. There's so many Silkie "colors" out there, half of which don't breed true, and so I just kind of stay out of that jumble.
     

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