Porcelain Silkies - 2 lav genes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dylan's Silkies, May 1, 2011.

  1. Dylan's Silkies

    Dylan's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jun 16, 2010
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    I have a porcelain silkie cockerel that came from 2 porcelain parents. Does he have 2 lavender genes?

    What will happen if I breed him to partridge split to lavender girl?
     
  2. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    to express any lavender you have to have 2 lavender genes because it is recessive. He got one copy of the lavender gene from each parent. If you breed him to anything split to lavender or is expressing the lavender gene you will continue to get things that are expressing the lavender gene.
     

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