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Silki/Sultun

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Coreenelane, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Coreenelane

    Coreenelane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both silki and sultun hens and roosters in white what does a silki/sultun cross look like?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The resulting silky/ sultan will have the poof and foot feathers and will have either silkied or regular feathers
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Not so. Silkied feathers are recessive (requires 2 copies to present), so all of the offspring from the first generation would have normal, hard feathers. If the offspring were crossed back to a Silkie, it would throw some chicks with silkied feathers since it carries a gene.
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whoops forgot to add that yes the feathers would only pop up silky in the second gen. though since rare but still possible I might add that since the silkying gene is recessive you could still get some in the first gen. really rare but it happens, there is a person on here that breeds purebred seramas but she got a silkied serama one time and so with that one in her breeding program she has shifted to silkied seramas. any bird can have the silkied gene but it usually doesn't pop up very often but all breeds can have the silkied gene even without being bred to a silky.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It is possible (if the Sultans have Silkie ancestry and carry a gene for silkied feathers), definitely :)
     

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