Mottled Silkie with Blue/Green eggs Project.

luckiestck1

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Hi
I've been thinking of doing a mottled silkie project but I also what them to lay Blue/Green eggs as well. I have a Mottled Pekin Hen I bought and a black silkie rooster. i'm just waiting for my pekin to start laying eggs so I can start hatching. I Know that the F1 gen will be solid in colour & will carry the mottling gene so I will have to cross the F1's together to get a mottled silkie in the F2 gen. I also plan to cross a araucana with a black silkie girl I have to get a black silkie that lay coloured eggs. I then plan to cross the coloured egg silkie line into my mottled silkies later down the line to get the coloured egg gene in them. I'm going to start with a black base mottle silkie first then maybe try other colours down the line like a mottled buff silkie. All the mottled silkie lines will lay coloured eggs like in the pic attached. The mottled hen I have is similar the hen in pic. Not my pics. Maybe even do a showgirl version way down the line. Thoughts on the project? Would love helpful and positive comments and thoughts.
 

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luckiestck1

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I was thinking of breeding the f1s together to get mottles in the f2 gen?
I should get 25% mottles i think?
 
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luckiestck1

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I was thinking i should then breed the f2s mottles together. Or breed the f2s back to there f1 parents. what percentage of mottles should i get from these pairings?
 

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I was thinking i should then breed the f2s mottles together. Or breed the f2s back to there f1 parents. what percentage of mottles should i get from these pairings?
Need more detail. Who are the parents in F1? F1 is first gen. F0 is parent stock.
 

luckiestck1

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No blue egg silkies around here.
F0 - Silkie Male and Mottled Pekin Hen
F1 - Silkie Cross (Carrier of Mottling)
F2 - Mottled Silkie
 

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