Mottled SILKIES!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LMEggs, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

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    Is there such a silkie!! Anyone have pictures of a Mottled silkie!

    How would one attempt to make a Mottled Silkie ?
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be trying it next year.... [​IMG]

    Got myself a houdan roo to start with......[​IMG]
     
  3. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

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    OMG you had the same IDEA I just had when I posted this!!! Houdan!! if I could JUST find a houdan roo... :p I got a houdan hen anyway thats single and a silkie blue hen [​IMG] blue mottled silkies [​IMG]

    I know it'd take years of breeding to make a blue mottle silkie but it is WORTH IT!!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Working on it--give me a year (or at least this breeding season [​IMG] I'm partially at F2
     
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the darker base colour (black, dark partridge, reds) will give a better contrast....[​IMG]

    I have a partridge roo here with a bit of white feathers on his wing cover.... which started the whole idea....
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would probably have the best luck crossing with a mottled cochin. A mottled houdan does have a crest and 5 toes, but the type and comb are way off, plus they don't have the foot feathering a cochin would.
     

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