How would someone go about creating this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BirdNut, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    I've been wondering if creating a Pyle Silkie would be possible, and how one would go about doing it. I looked around for some pictures of Pyle birds and recreated it into a Silkie for you to get an idea of what I'm thinking.

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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    True Red Pyle is Red Duckwing ( BBRed) diluted by Dom White. And Silkies dont come in Red Duckwing so the closest thing you could do is use Partridge Silkies and breed in Dom. White from a breed that carrys it and keep breeding the White patterned ones back to the pure Partridge Silkies till you get there. Sonoran Silkies is working on Dun Silkies and bred the Dun in from Dun Polish and her pics I've seen of what she has at this point look pretty good. So then you could use Buff Laced Polish to breed in the Dom White. and keep breeding to the Partridge.

    This may have already been done somewhere though, I think I remember a thread from just a little white back about Red Pyle Silkies.
     
  3. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for all of that wonderful information!

    Somebody ought to make a BBRed Silkie, though. That'd be gorgeous.
     
  4. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    It would definitely be pretty!
     
  5. Henferno

    Henferno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, maybe... you could cross a RP OEGB with a white silkie, and hope for the best... XD
     
  6. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A Red Pyle OEGB to a Partridge Silkie would be better and would result in half Pyle half Duckwing.
     
  7. Henferno

    Henferno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A Red Pyle OEGB to a Partridge Silkie would be better and would result in half Pyle half Duckwing.

    Ah!... according to the Chicken Calculator... that's right. I wouldn't have guessed! lol.
     
  8. BirdNut

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    Unfortunately, the silkie-feathered gene is recessive and therefore the result would be a hard-feathered, partially crested, and very oddly colored bird.
     
  9. BirdNut

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    Can you imagine having one of these? [​IMG]
     
  10. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:A Red Pyle OEGB to a Partridge Silkie would be better and would result in half Pyle half Duckwing.

    Ah!... according to the Chicken Calculator... that's right. I wouldn't have guessed! lol.

    Yep, its not a good idea to use White Silkies in any color project becuase they are recessive white and you dont know what they are masking. OEBG X RedPyle would work too, but using polish would give you the crest and beards too.
     

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