polish/silkie cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sutillman, May 19, 2009.

  1. sutillman

    sutillman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a pic of a polish silkie cross. Curious to see what one would look like.
     
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  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, me too. i bet it would be pretty.

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  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a silkie polish cross I hatched out from a friend's eggs. She was about 14 weeks here

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  4. sutillman

    sutillman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's interesting. Somehow I thought they might have more of the silkie traits.
     
  5. Peaguy

    Peaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More of an afro than a mohawk or spiked/gelled . Looks pretty silkie-ish to me. [​IMG]
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She had the traits expected in a silkie cross - 5 toes, dark skin, partially feathered feet, walnut comb, blue earlobes, smooth feathering. Her type more resembled that of a polish.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Looks similar to the polishXsilkies I have had, too, although mine have had larger crests. Whites look a great deal like a sultan [​IMG]
     
  8. sutillman

    sutillman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess that's what I meant. Thought they would have a larger crest or more silkie type feathers. Now I know.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The h gene, which causes silkie feathering, is recessive, so the chances of getting silkie feathers on an F1 cross is pretty miniscule.

    Black skin, feathered feed, 5 toes and crest are all dominant or incompletely dominant, and should be apparent to some degree on F1s.
     
  10. Crazy Chicken Fever

    Crazy Chicken Fever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just wondering how many gens will it take before the silkie feathers appear in a cross like this? I have an F1 showgirl polish cross that I am working on and wondering how i obtain the silkie feathers?
     

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