how do you make splash SILKIE BREEDERS please comment

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Blueroo63, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Blueroo63

    Blueroo63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have all white silkies,and was thinking of running say 2 girls with a black show roo ,will this give me splash,or some black and some white thanks for the input and advice
     
  2. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    black and white does not = splash. in order to get a splash you'll need to breed two blues together. a splash is a bird with two blue genes, while a blue has only one gene.
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    The only way to get a splash to breed 2 blues together. Then you only have a 25% chance to get a splash.

    Breeding black to white can be tricky depending on the type of white. White is not a color but a lack of color. As a result, when you breed to a black or other color, the offspring can be unexpected colorations because of what may be hiding(genetically) under the white.

    Matt
     
  4. whitesilkies

    whitesilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told if I breed a white and blue I get a splash? If not then what do I get?
     

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