Also, what would my silkies crossed with one of my other breeds possibly turn out like?
Some will be crested, others not. ALL will be hard feathered.Also, what would my silkies crossed with one of my other breeds possibly turn out like?
I have noticed different shades of splash... but as far as I know ALL splash ARE blue splash but still just technically "splash".I have 4 silkie roos: two blue splash,
My boys are actually nearly the easiest to handle, pick up, ect of all my chickens. Maybe I got lucky? We’ll see... Might let a broody have some eggs to hatch in the spring when it warms up. Thanks for your response and the info!Some will be crested, others not. ALL will be hard feathered.
Check out this feather pattern tool. It doesn't account for leakage or whether your white is dominant or recessive, but gives you the option to put it in. Not all colors are included here (like paint). The second drop down tab is in English...
Blue cross to buff will give you 50% blue and 50% black... with buff leakage.
Looks like splash cross buff will give you 100% blue with leakage.. at least this is my interpretation and understanding.
I have noticed different shades of splash... but as far as I know ALL splash ARE blue splash but still just technically "splash".
Crossing your barred bird to your blue Silkie boy (or any dark solid color) will give you sex linked offspring.. all will be black or blue (50%)... but the males will have a white spot on their head and the females will be solid.
I bred Silkies for several years... in addition to many other breeds. I have to say they were my LEAST favorite roosters of all and the ones I would be least likely to cross their trait into any of MY other breeds. Still yours are cute boys.