Color Question With Silkies And Their Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kysilkies, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, actually who's the mommy!...

    Our first silkies laid 2 eggs this week but we're not sure who's the momma...Here's the setup, 1 black rooster, 2 white, 1 black, 1 partridge(which I saw the rooster, umm, do his duty this evening to) and 1 buff females(we don't think it's the buff's, she seems a little slow maturing and is much smaller than the rest...They're all between 5-6mths old...With these 2 eggs, none of the hens are paying any attention to them so we don't know who's they are...

    The question is how can we tell who the mommy(s) are?...These 2 eggs look very similar so it could be one of them since they dropped 3-4 days apart...

    Also, what colors should we expect with a black rooster mating with each of our females?!?!?!?!
    black & buff = ?
    black & white = ?
    black & black = ?(assuming black here LOL)
    black & partridge = ?

    Thank you so much in advance!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  2. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?!?!?!
     
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put them in the incubator and see what you get! [​IMG]
     
  4. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did on those! [​IMG]

    But, since we only have one rooster, when combined with the other colors, what's dominate?...We're looking to see what each combo will produce, if that is known...Thanx again!
     
  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I am curious too. Try posting this in the "breeds and Genetics" section. Those people got this stuff figured out! [​IMG]
     
  6. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Done, thank you!
     
  7. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WHen I hatched out chicks from a black roo all of his babies came out black with some unicolor no matter what color the hens were.
     
  8. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd have no problem with that, I love our black beauties!...Do the colors show in the neck area?...Our black female has some reddish brown around her neck and we thought it may have been from a cross-color breeding...Thanx!!
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:black & buff = buffs with more black in tail and wings than buff parent, possibly some blacks
    black & white = completely unpredictable
    black & black = ?(assuming black here LOL) Yes, black
    black & partridge = Partridge with incomplete penciling; possibly some blacks with gold leakage
     
  10. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:black & buff = buffs with more black in tail and wings than buff parent, possibly some blacks
    black & white = completely unpredictable
    black & black = ?(assuming black here LOL) Yes, black
    black & partridge = Partridge with incomplete penciling; possibly some blacks with gold leakage

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!
     

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