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BiddyBiddy

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So I have a mixed backyard flock of silkies, cochins, Ameraucanas, Orpingtons, and Black Jersey Giants and a Salmon Farvorole (probably spelled that wrong). I love all my babies but kinda wish I had more silkie girls. I have 4 silkie roos: two blue splash, a white, and a blue. One if the blue splash roos is the head roo and does most of the mating, but I have seen the other boys romance the girls too. So any of the boys could be the daddy’s. I only have one buff female silkie (Saffron) in the last pic. I’m just curious as to what colors I could get if I hatched some of Saffron’s eggs? Any ideas? Not looking to sell, show, or anything like that. Just a backyard flock as pets for my own enjoyment.
Also, what would my silkies crossed with one of my other breeds possibly turn out like?
 

EggSighted4Life

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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.

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...
http://kippenjungle.nl/Overzicht.htm#kipcalculator

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 4 silkie roos: two blue splash,
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. :love

Happy adventuring! :wee
 

BiddyBiddy

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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...
http://kippenjungle.nl/Overzicht.htm#kipcalculator

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. :love

Happy adventuring! :wee
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! :thumbsup
 

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