Question on lavender genetics in silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AliciaM, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a male black silkie that was said to be split to lavender.. and I have a white silkie hen with unknown history.. What is the chance of getting lavender chicks??
     
  2. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless the white hen is also carrying the lavender gene, then your chances of getting lavender is zero, as lavender requires both birds to carry it for the offspring to come lavender.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011
  3. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.. Simple and easy to understand... I appreciate it..
     

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