MORE! can't help it baby SHOWGIRLS are so darn cute!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by revelu, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. revelu

    revelu Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
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    This is so unfair. I had just gotten over the earlier pics and now you go and post more. These are the cutest little puffball squeaktoy babies I have ever seen.

    Why cant I have more chickens? Why am I not a homesteader in the woods? Oh, why, why, WHY!?
     
  3. Precious! Precious! Precious!

    I just can't stand it anymore, I'm putting my NN Silkie girls back with a Silkie roo tomorrow. Or a NN Silkie boy w/ a couple of Silkie hens --- decisions, decisions, lol.

    Thanks for sharing the pics! They are beautiful!
    What color will they be? The last 3 pics look splash, but the 1st 2, ???.

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  4. revelu

    revelu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't know about the colors-- I thought the first two pictures were of the red baby, and the others I thought were going to be white but now maybe buff? do you have pictures of what they might look like if they are splash?
     
  5. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are SO CUTE!

    I have a question... I have a silkie cockerel and what I think is a NN pullet... If I breed them next year what will I get?

    Just in case the NN turns out to be a boy... What will I get if I breed him to one of my silkie girls?

    Thanks!!
     
  6. revelu

    revelu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think you might get Naked Neck Silkies--- which are Showgirls ! you could get regular Silkies too, but then if you breed naked necks to naked necks that's what you'll get in the future-- someone correct me if I'm wrong---[​IMG]
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:You'll either get a Silkie or a Showgirl. The Naked Neck gene is dominant, so the babies either get it or they dont. If they come out with a naked neck they are a showgirl, if they come out with a fully feathered neck, they are a Silkie. There isn't any "carriers" of the gene displaying feathered necks?

    Is that clear as mud?
     
  8. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So they would come out with the silkie feathering? Or would they be sort of bed-headed for a generation? [​IMG]
     
  9. BirdBoy88

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    Quote:i want some of those eggs! [​IMG]
     
  10. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:That depends on what generation of Showgirl you are using. Usually the early generations of the Silkie/Naked Neck cross dont completely look like Silkie Showgirls.

    If you are using an established Showgirl, then the resulting offspring will have normal looking silkie top knots.
     

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