paint silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkydragon, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i seen some paint silkies on feathersite last night and was wondering how to breed them like white x black or white x splash or what?
     
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
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  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Jerry Schexnayder has them but he won't have any available this year. He says he really dosen't know how they can about but they are not created from a Black X White mating and they do not breed true. If you join his SCNA forum and wait for him to approve it, you will be able to access the forum and see pics of his birds in the Phote Gallery.
     
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  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I believe the colour came from exchequer leghorns, and I think your statement about them not breeding true is incorrect. Henk please correct me if I am wrong.
    Scratch that about them breeding true. Sigi said that out of every 10 chicks she was getting 8 paints, 1-2 black and 1 white.
     
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  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Paint Silkies are in fact breeding true, and its taken over 15 years to get them that way. As well, the actual breeding flock in Europe is less than 50 birds.
     
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  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    CHRIS! Welcome back!
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thanks! Not here for very long. Just for the holiday while I'm at work with nothing to do... LOL
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    So you got the job? CONGRATS! And Merry Christmas!
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Still Working on it. I'm still at the old place for now...
     
  10. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yep I was just repeating what Jerry told me about his own birds, he also said he was getting about half paints and the rest were black or white. He also said if he crosses a paint to a black or a white, that will also produce more paints.
     
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