mutt silked chickens= silked chicks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by farmerChef, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 silked chickens that I got at an amish auction in Nov. I was wondering if i were to breed them, would I get silked chicks? Or, becuase they are mutts, I wouldn't be able to tell before they hatch

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    would they be sexlinked becuase the hen is barred?
     
  2. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I literally just said "that's intense" you wouldn't have pure silkie chicks, but i think the offspring would be silkied, you should totally use those to make silkied Barred rocks! Are the Bantam or LF?
     
  3. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the offspring will all be silkied and sexlinks.
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Standard. About 5-6 pounds
     
  5. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:can you get more pictures? they look really awsome! you could totally introduce silkie genetics into a LF dual purpose breed.
     
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    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both have five toes too!
    At first I didn't want to keep the roo, but know I want to see if I can get some little fuzzys!! [​IMG] now she just needs to hurry up and start laying, with I think is going to be soon!!
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  8. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sorry i keep going on about the darn silkied LF, but do you know how epic barred rock LF would be? of course it would take some time but you are closer to it then anyone else is.
     
  9. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I acually didn't even get these chickens, I got these two..Phoenix and Butterbean(DorkingX)

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    My Uncle got them, but I took care of them, and when it was time for me to come home, he said I could have them!![​IMG]
     
  10. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, Silkie feathering is recessive so since both parents are Silkied, all of their chicks will be too. I'm planning on making some kind of LF Silkied something.
     

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