- Jul 12, 2011
One of the silkies has to be the father because if the CCL was the father the chicks would carry one barring gene from him. This hen is not barred therefor the legbar is not the father.I'll admit up front that I'm not entirely sure of this pullet's parentage. Clearly she's half Silkie. If the Silkie is her mother, then her father is, by elimination, Cream Legbar. (At that time I had two Silkie roos and one Cream Legbar roo.) If the Silkie is her father, then I have no idea. (I have a lot of hen breeds.) Is there any way to tell? Your thoughts welcome.
Note: She's larger than a bantam, more like a fat light fowl.