Partridge chick & Mom, but who's the Daddy?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickenmaven, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    My DD really, really wants to know which of our roos is the daddy of our new partridge silkie chick. We have two partridge silkie hens (laying), two white pullets (don't think they are laying yet) and two roosters (one white and one black). Is there any way we can tell parentage, here?
    Thanks!

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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    You can't really say for certain--it's possible to be either, depending on the specific genetic makeup of each bird. Next time pen them to see whether the black is siring any partridge or not.
     
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats hard, I remember a few years back someone crossed black and white silkies and got partridge. Hopefully someone with better knowledge will help.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Silkies tend to be e^b based, so partridge is pretty easy to make--to a certain extend it is the "default" colour of non-white silkies.
     
  5. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    Thanks. I think we will just wait for it to grow up. [​IMG]

    I don't actually care, cuz it is such a cute little thing!
     

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