Paint Silkie Query

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

  1. eksterhuis

    eksterhuis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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