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Is there another breed that has black pigment skin?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lindamass15, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. lindamass15

    lindamass15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, my brother keeps on telling me that there are other breeds that have black or darker skin pigment, but I have only seen Silkies that have black pigment skin is there really any other breeds other than silkies?

    thanks
    linda
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are several other breeds with black skin but they are all very rare in the US. One kind is the Ogul from Korea. There are several meat breeds with black skin/flesh in Asia that are used in certain dishes and for special occasions and they are sometimes used medicinally. You can by black fleshed chickens in Asian markets in the US that are obviously not silkies as they are plump like a meat chicken but I'm not sure if they are imported they could also be silkie crosses raised here.
     
  3. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only ones I could think of although most would be rare in the U.S. if they are even here, but there is Svar Hona and Ayam Cemani. I'm not sure but I think Sumatras may have black skin and are very common in the U.S. and lots of people on here have them so you could ask someone to make sure.
     
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  4. lindamass15

    lindamass15 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, if I decide to say cross welsummer with silkie will that even work and will the skin pigment change? Also if I take their hatch and cross it again with silkie then would that make the genes stronger to make the skin darker? I'm curious because some of mine are house together.

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  5. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure the skin color is dominent so most the chicks would have black skin but I don't think this would make a very pretty bird. If you cross back then most would look similar to a silkie with a few maybe even coming out with silkie feathers. Im curios though of why you would do this?
     
  6. lindamass15

    lindamass15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 extra roosters so was just wondering, after I went to a friends farm and thats what her parents are trying to do with their RIR, didn't ask why they wanted it so I guess monkey see monkey do [​IMG]
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Look up the black java, and the cemani.
     
  8. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure that Black Javas have white or pink skin. I would be suprised if they had black or blue skin considering thier combs and wattles are bright red but the Ayam Cemini has very black skin.
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Really? HUH! I thought the black java had black skin also. Guess I need to go look that up.... (It's 3am... at this point I'm just rattling stuff off randomly! LOL)
     
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  10. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, I think the black pigment is dominant. I had a hatch of cochin/silkies and one ended up being pitch black (skin and all) out of three. I wonder what black skinned chicken tastes like?
     

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