Porcelain Silkie Genetics.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by feather leg farms, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    I am looking into getting two porcelain silkie hens from a friend. I was thinking about breeding them with my blue/lav silkie rooster. What are the porcelain genetics?
     
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    you would get all solid color lavender. if you crossed a lavender to them
    or BBS if you cross a blue them.
     
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  3. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    Well that would be fine too. What would I breed them to in order to get porcelain.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    No, the porcelain hen would provide porcelain colouring to many of the offspring if bred to lavender. Depending on whether the lavender carries gold, silver or golden, that could modify the outcome. If the cock is split for lav, then only half the offspring will receive lav and be possible porcelains. However, the blue will also be inherited by some and might cause some of the blue & buff coloured offspring to be mistaken for porcelain. Porcelain requires two copies of lav.

    So, the answer is that there are a lot of variables that will affect the outcome. Try playing with the variations on the chicken calculator,
     
  5. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    So basically, breed it to a lavender to get true porcelain. I will have to wait to get my lavender from my blue/lav roo.
     
  6. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    I got a porcelain from lavender over porcelain. She hatched out lavender, but the isabel started to grow in within a few days.
     
  7. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    I am just thinking breed her with my blue/lav male.
     
  8. shabbyfarm

    shabbyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a picture of a porcelain silkie ?
     
  9. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Quote:Atypical because she carries a pattern, but here's the mom:
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    and here's the baby, by a black split to lav:
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    the other Silkie is a full sibling. I've noticed that the beige chick is getting a pattern in her wings as well.
     
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  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Buff, white & porcelain (she was almost all isabel, very little lavender):
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