Mottled Silkie??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ma2babygurl13, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you were to cross a Mottled Houdan to a Silkie, could you get mottled silkies? I know the first gen would have smooth feathers, but what if you kept going? What would be the best color of Silkie to cross to try to attempt this?
     
  2. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Someone in Israel had one...it passed away [​IMG] It was very pretty
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    breed it with black silkie and remate F1 together... should give you 1/8(?) mottled silkies...
     
  4. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    Yeah, poor Mietsie died [​IMG]
    I would recommend a mottled cochin to a black silkie for you F1. Seems like what the sizzle people did for their breed.

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  5. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow she was STUNNING!! Exactly like what I would like to try for! So sorry to hear of her passing. Would it be better to use a silkie roo over houdan hens or houdan roo silkie hens? Or would this not matter?
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    doesn't matter, the gene (h) is not sex linked....
     
  7. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mietsie was gorgeous! Poor gal
     
  8. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree use mottled cochins for your F1, that way you will keep the tight wing and round body
     
  9. CheshieChick13

    CheshieChick13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh wow! How pretty [​IMG]
     
  10. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:agreed with useing cochin,
    Houdans are way too different of a breed to use. You'd have tons of work and many generations to cross back just to get close to silkie type.
    They have nothing in common other than 5 toes and a crest, which are easy to get.
    Use a cochin, you'll have it much easier in the long run, which yes will be a long run, 4-6 years of back crossing, you'll never get it in 1- or 2 crosses.
     

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