i want to know about silkies colors and genes.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KattyKillFish, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    i have a few questions about silkies. what are some interesting color patterns? what genes are present, passed on and so fourth when breeding those color patterns? what would you look for in breeding silkies for show?

    i would like to see some examples of the colors, and pictures of what to look for when breeding for show. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DISCUSS WITH ONE-ANOTHER! reading conversations between people helps me in understanding things.
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You basically are looking at 2 different things here....

    Shows.. only recognised colour in the book of standard.

    Colours and pattern... whatever you want to breed into the breed, silkies are just chickens with recessive silkie gene. [​IMG]
     
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    what are the more popular colors? are there some interesting ones? i would like to see something like a BBR, or maybe a roo colored like a brown leghorn roo. are there some rare/novelty colors?

    and what are the colors in the book of standard?
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think all the show colours are solid colours... white, black, blue, buff, partridge, grey, etc....

    not really a lot of pattern look good on silkies..

    BBR/ brown leghorn is partridge.
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  5. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    wow, i like the lighter color around it's neck!

    man, i feel stupid asking so many questions.
    what's the difference between blue and grey?
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    black, blue, buff & white are solid colours. Splash is--sorta--not patterned, although not a solid colour--splashing is random.

    Grey and partridge are patterned varieties.
     
  7. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    like the color variations of a partridge only like in grayscale?
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, grey is essentially a greyscale version of partridge.
     
  9. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    anyone got a picture?

    what genes are involved in breeding a nice one?
     

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