Silkhorns??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by grandparooster, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. grandparooster

    grandparooster Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had two chicks hatch a day early and i noticed both have silky style feathering, both have five toes on both feet, and have some darker area in their skin, but the most of their skin is whiteish / cream. I was wondering if anyone could show me photos of older silkhorns. BTW Silkie Rooster with White leghorn hen.
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They wont be silkie feathered, silkie feathering is recessive so all of the first generation chicks will be smooth feathered.
     
  3. grandparooster

    grandparooster Out Of The Brooder

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    oh no they on't, these babies got the silkie feathering, doesnt look anything like the white leghorn babies I had just hatch. And the silkie hen and roo weren't together within a 3 week span when I gathered the hatching eggs. And they have whitish skin.
     
  4. RAREROO

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    Quote:So they are just going to make up their own genetic rules then and be silkie feathered ???????? Do you have any pictures.
     
  5. grandparooster

    grandparooster Out Of The Brooder

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    will have photos in a little bit, need to find camera!
     
  6. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    I'm subscribed to this thread... And WILL be waiting. [​IMG]
     
  7. averytds

    averytds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not if the Leghorn had 1 copy. It could happen.
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is the chicks... most silkie feathered birds can only be seen after 4-5 days..
     
  9. RAREROO

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    Quote:Not if the Leghorn had 1 copy. It could happen.

    True but Leghorns shouldnt be carrying Silkie feathering.
     

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