Partridge to what?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by coonriver, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. coonriver

    coonriver Songster

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    I have 1 partridge silkie and a few whites and splash,i was wondering what other color i should put it withnext season? the whites or the splash? what colors would i get by breeding to one of them? Thanks
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    White X non-white is unpredictable; every white bird can be different. Partridge X splash will give blue partridge, probably with poor pattern.
     
  3. coonriver

    coonriver Songster

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    Thanks Sonoran i'm still learning this breeding thing,i picked up two really nice sq white silkie pairs and six real nice sq bantam cochins today from a guy that breeds for showing, do you think i would be better off breeding the partridge to the white? i don't think i would be able to find another partridge around here,or should i try to find a black and put it with that?or should i just not use it? Mike
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Is the partridge a hen or cock? I assume you have whites in both genders?

    You can always try it and see what you get; worst case scenario is you learn some of the genes that white carries.
     

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