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Genetics question

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Tatianna, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Tatianna

    Tatianna In the Brooder

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    I need a genetics qeuestion answered please. With silkies how do you get Lavenders? What do you cross? They are now an accepted color.
    Thanks Everyone!
     
  2. fleedo

    fleedo In the Brooder

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    sadly for you the parents will not determan what colour the chicks are but if it did work it would be black and white
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  4. fleedo

    fleedo In the Brooder

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    just keep breeding all your silkies you can not tell from the colour but 2 silkies will create lavender chicks together good luck
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    You need to start with lavender silkies, or blacks carrying the lavender gene (lav splits).
     

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