Do silkie and EE crosses have the right genetics for feather sexing?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by FowlWitch, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. FowlWitch

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    The roo was a silkie, and the hens are Easter Eggers. I assumed I could feather sex the chicks, but after reading more, I'm unsure. (Hope I'm asking in the right place)
     
  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Not really, since Easter Eggers are mutts and do not have a consistent feather type.
     
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    That kind of makes me feel better actually. Thank you :)

    Is there a list of slow feathering and fast feathering breeds?
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I can't find a comprehensive list, but here is what I can compile from either experience, given information or very educated guesses based on other characteristics typically associated with one or the other:

    Slow feathering:
    Plymouth Rock
    Brahma
    Cornish
    Cochin
    Rhode Island Red
    Wyandotte
    Orpington
    Jersey Giant
    Sussex
    Silkie
    Delaware
    Malay
    Bielefelder
    Shamo
    Aseel/Asil
    Java
    Buckeye
    Chantecler
    Holland
    Lamona
    New Hampshire
    Rhode Island White
    Langshan
    Crevecoeur
    Dorking
    Cubalaya
    Turken

    Fast Feathering:
    Leghorn
    Minorca
    Ancona
    Campine
    Pretty much all high production egg-laying type breeds
    Sebright
    d'Uccle
    Andalusian
    Maran
    Ameraucana (purebreds)
    Serama
    Japanese Bantam
    Egyptian Fayoumi
    Spitzhauben
    Polish
    Barnevelder
    Faverolle
    Houdan
    Hamburg
    Australorp
    Catalana
    Sicilian Buttercup
    White Faced Black Spanish
    Modern Game
    Phoenix
    Sumatra
    Yokohama
    Sultan
    D'Anver
    Nankin
    Rosecomb bantam
     
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