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feather genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 1Chick Magnet, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Songster

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    can anyone tell me what type of feathers you get when you breed a silkie to a smooth feathered chicken?
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    normal feather if the normal feathered bird is not carrying silkie gene, 50-50 if it does carry silkie.
     
  3. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Songster

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    so if I breed 1 of my standard size girls to a silkie roo all offspring will have moms feathers.
    if I breed offspring to a silkie, half the chicks will have silkie feathers. do I understand correctly?
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    yep, you got it.[​IMG]
     
  5. Hen'nbiddies

    Hen'nbiddies In the Brooder

    Can you breed back a roo to its own chicks? Well when they are mature of course. That would make more of a chance for the roos feather type wouldn't it?
     
  6. nzpouter

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    not neccessary... silkie feather is silkie feather... but the quality.. that can only be achieved by selections.
     
  7. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Songster

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:are you any good at the genetics of mixing colors? I am trying to figure out breeding pens for my roos. I know nothing.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    What colours do you have?
     
  9. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Songster

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:my roos are partridge,white, splash, and black with a little red and buff mixed in. hens- silkie grey, silkie half black, half red, 3 partridge showgirls, and 3 standard breeds listed below. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. nzpouter

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    Quote:are you any good at the genetics of mixing colors? I am trying to figure out breeding pens for my roos. I know nothing.

    nope, only the basic dominant and rec stuffs... still learning.
     

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