Paint Silkie Query

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by eksterhuis, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. eksterhuis

    eksterhuis Chirping

    Jan 7, 2012
    Hi I'm in New Zealand (we can't import eggs so have to make up new and interesting things!) I have managed to breed some birds that express the paint colouring and are half silkie and have man silkie traits (but not the silkie feathering yet). I am wanting to breed these girls back to a silkie rooster. I haven't managed to find a great black rooster which seems like the obvious choice but I have got some rather amazing white silkie roosters. I know that white can cover a multitude of colours. Would I be better off waiting and looking out for a black rooster or give the white boys a go?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Best to find a black; whites are normally recessive white, and mixing that with dominant white introduces all sorts of questions into the mix

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