Question About Silkie Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelseygirl707, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    So I'm very new to the hatching world, and I just bought some Silkie eggs in the Crazy 24 hour Auction Thread. I was wondering, if the Roo is grey, and the hens are 1 Black and 1 White, what sould I expect to hatch? Also, if I decide to Sell some of the Chicks to my Local 4H kids, can I market them as pure bred silkies, even though the roo and the hens are different colors, or to be pure would they have to come from parents that are the same color, like back roo and black Hen? [​IMG]

  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I think it would depend if the white is covering anything.....
    on a side note, I got some eggs from a gray x white mating and got 2 chicks, 1 white and 1 gray.
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    The possibilities are endless, especially because you've taken away one of the white genes. You'll probably get some partridge looking chicks, as well as any number of other things.
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    They will be purebred silkies. Just not a pure color..

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