PLEASE HELP!! Silkie Breeding? What color to what color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by KKVDK, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. KKVDK

    KKVDK Chirping

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    Hey BYC! :welcome
    So as a new chicken breeder, I've recently got some silkie chicks.
    1 blue rooster
    1 buff rooster
    1 white hen
    1 black hen
    I'm not really sure what colors I need to get a partridge bird? Or are there any recommendations for colors I should breed that you have gotten good outcomes with and would you have any pictures?
    PLEASE HELP!!!
    Thanks so much
    ~Kaylie~
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    There's a byc er called SonoranSilkies who can help.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  3. Brandon gray

    Brandon gray Hatching

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    What will I get if I breed a blue splash silkie to a black and white paint silkie
     
  4. KKVDK

    KKVDK Chirping

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    I think you will get a blue and white splash but I'm not an expert or anything
    ~Kaylie~
     
  5. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Free Ranging

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    I believe if you breed a black to a splash you’ll get blue chicks.
    I’m not sure how partridge works.
     
  6. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    About 1/2 will be blue chicks and the other 1/2 will be blue and white paint chicks
     
  7. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    You need partridge to get partridge. Can't make them.
    I wouldn't use the buff rooster at all.
    Blue crossed with black equals 1/2 blue and 1/2 black chicks.
    Blue crossed with white won't produce white chicks unless your blue carries white which you won't know until one pops up or never does.
    Unsure what they will produce because unsure what's under the white.
    If black is under white you would get blues and blacks.
    If blue under white you'll get blues blacks and splash.
    If splash under white you'll get blues and splashes.
    All those would carry white so could produce whites in the future.
    All that's if there's no other recessive colors hiding.
     

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