purebred or not

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by moncktj, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. moncktj

    moncktj Out Of The Brooder

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    this is my silkie rooster does he look purebred or not
    i got him at my local pet shop as a free bee
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    looks pure
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    yes he is pure just pet quality
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not show quality, I dont breed them, but I know they have huge crests/beards and alot more leg feathering.

    He looks pure though [​IMG]
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not convinced of his purity. His color is clearly mixed. His leg and foot feathering seems scant. The black skin, 5 toes, feathered shanks and top knot are all dominant traits and will show up in most silkie mixes, especially from offspring including one full blooded silkie parent. Silkied feathering is a recessive trait which can be carried. If 2 parent birds carrying the silkie trait should breed, you can get offspring of mixed coloring with silkie feathers that can appear to be full blooded.
     
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    i have pure silkies of different colors all in one pen, thus I end up with some babies that look odd and fit into none of the showable colors
     
  8. moncktj

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    thanks all who replied
     
  9. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The silkie feather gene is passed on from both parents. So a cross between a silkie and a feathered bird will result in a normal feathering.
     

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