Paint Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by friedeggs, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. friedeggs

    friedeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me who created the paint silkies?
     
  2. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. friedeggs

    friedeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Thats what sparked my question. Appreciate though you reposting the link. Incase someone see this thread and wants to read more:)
    Im looking for a definite answer.
     
  4. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you asking for the origination over seas? Or here in the US?
     
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  5. friedeggs

    friedeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    who is the creator?
     
  6. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the US or over seas?
     
  7. friedeggs

    friedeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    who is taking ownership from the beginning of their start?
     
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  8. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had them appear in some Silkies that I hatched from eggs I bought on eggbid. I had the birds for about six years and it was not until by chance i mated brother and sister and out came paints. The name of the seller was Reodig or something on that idea. I tried to look them up but eggbid is no longer. I only have one paint pullet and the black hen and her brother that carry the gene.
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Sigrid Van Dort is the poultry geneticist and breeder that produced them in the Netherlands. She mentioned in her "Genetics of chicken colors" that some of the genetics are known, but the gene that is caused the "spots" is still unknown.

    The spots come from a line of dominant white birds that are bred to blacks (or even blue). I do know a person that has been working with them for about 5 years but I'm not at liberty to share that information right now. They are working to improve the type to our U.S. SOP.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:You probably need to ask in the Genetics section at The-Coop. Lots of European breeders there. I will hazard a guess that it is Sigrid van Dort, but am not positive on that. I know she's had them a good ten or so years.
     

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