Genetics Expirement Gone Bad. PICS!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by koakritters, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO... My question was, what do you get when you cross the white Silkie roo with the standard gray, smooth Cochin? Answer: THIS!!!

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    So obviously mommy has the frizzled gene in her somewhere... and the black gene! [​IMG] Any guesses boy or girl with the face shot? It's about a month old now, no name yet, but i think i have to keep this thing either way, too cool looking to give it up!

    *also has the 5 silkie toes and the black skin. LOL
     
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  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:boy and it what u call a sizzle
     
  3. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really?! it's an actual breed? LOL YAY!!!! I have 3 more eggs hatching in 4 days from the same parents, can't wait to see what else i get.
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:its a desighner chicken lol kinda like labradoodles
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:its a desighner chicken lol kinda like labradoodles

    Now, now, there are those who want to see it recognised.
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking the frizzle gene was dominate.

    By gray do you mean Blue? Blue has black in it.

    Actually, those feathers look like what you get when you feed Gamebird Starter to chicks (at times). It could be just the result of crossing the silkie feathering with normal feathers.
     
  7. Mrs. Cannon

    Mrs. Cannon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! That little guy looks like he has attitude:eek:

    a total cutie [​IMG]
     
  8. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i'm definitely a fan now, giving up on filling my incubator with my polish X eggs, the babies all seem to have the same polish "i-hate-you" attitude their mother does... these guys are much more fun!!!! i wonder what i can get from a silkieXpolish.... that might be the next idea!!!
     
  9. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yah, maybe, she's always looked more gray to me, but i'm horrible at colors, i was told me new silkie would be a partridge but he/she is more blue/gray too...

    this is mom

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  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Fizzle is dominant, but there is a recessive frizzle modifier that "unfrizzles" feathers. Chances are pretty good that the parent who provided a copy of frizzle also has two copies of the modifier, so does not appear frizzled.

    I was wondering if he meant blue, too.

    Silkie feathering X normal feathering = normal feathering. Hard vs soft is a second attribute there.
     

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