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Development of paint silkies?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by Taneile, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. Taneile

    Taneile Just Hatched

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    I'm curious to the the development of paint silkies and what was crossed with what to create such a beautiful bird? Was it a white with splash?
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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  3. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get ahold of Judy Lee (she's on facebook). She developed paint silkies here in the US.
    I believe it was a genetic mutation that she kept and bred to the point where it breeds true.
    They say that you should breed your paints to blacks every now and then as that will help keep the spots darker, gives them more spots, and also helps prevent so much pink skin leakage which is common in paints
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Paints don’t breed true, it’s believed to be a leaky dominant white mutation that when in heterozygous form will show black patches but when in homozygous form will yield an clean white bird.
     
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  5. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do in my experience as well as others I've read about
     
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    I keep hearing that but then when you hear this also..

    That right there is the meaning of "not breeding true"...

    Some people call the paint gene a mutation named Erminette, but Erminette is not a mutation on itself but a chicken breed that display the same paint pattern, but the paint pattern of Erminette chickens don´t breed true, they also get pure white and pure black when they cross Erminette patter with Erminette pattern, so they cross the pure whites with blacks to produce 100% Erminette or with black to produce 50% Erminette.
     

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