pinkchick

"Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"
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May 30, 2008
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If the silkie crosses are bred back to a silkie I believe they would. Not sure about the breeding of a silkie cross to a silkie cross, hoping someone comes along to help you out.
 

swedishfish

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ok. using 9th grade biology here....

if both silke crosses were from purebred silkies and purebred whatever you crossed them with, their trait would be something like S for silkie feathers and n for normal feathers. Breeding these two together, you would get:

S n
S SS Sn

n Sn nn


I think. Genes are really tricky. And depending on whether the n or the S is dominant, each chick would have about a 75% chance of having silkie feathers (assuming the silkie feathers are dominant). But that doesn't mean 75% of your chicks will be sillkie-ish, just that each chick has that much of a chance. You could get all normal feathered chicks.
 

austinhart123

Songster
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Mar 12, 2008
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Quote:this is correct, and the silkied gene is resessive, so you would get 25% silkie, 50% smooth split for silkie , and 25% pure smooth freatherd offspring incapable of producing silkied chicks
 

Sonoran Silkies

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
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Quote:this is correct, and the silkied gene is resessive, so you would get 25% silkie, 50% smooth split for silkie , and 25% pure smooth freatherd offspring incapable of producing silkied chicks

Agreed; however the correct gene abbreviations are H+ for non-silkied feathers and h for silkied feathers. h is for hookless
 

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