Silkie breeding, genetics & showing

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Fancy Feathers, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
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    i was talking to her last night as i know someone who just got eggs off her and pa=paint P=partridge and p2= partridge pair
     
  2. mystdogs

    mystdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] No clue. Guess I'll just grow them out and see how they mature.
     
  3. mystdogs

    mystdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just rechecked my notes and it was PA marked on the eggs not P. Sorry my confusion this morning. [​IMG]
     
  4. chikincrazee

    chikincrazee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry about the loss of your pet splashes...we lost a little buff roo today he wasnt well and just passed away..so sad....i dont turn my silkies out just to scared as we have all kinds of raptors around including bald eagles...so they get to exercise in the barn...i have never heard of Marecks being passed at a show but i guess anything is possible...I have had birds come down with minor respiratory stuff from shows especially if the show is too warm for them as they get too stressed...you have to be careful what you use to vaccinate your flock with...Marecks is safe and there is a new LTI vaccination which doesnt create carriers but you should always give your birds 6 weeks or more before you show them to let the vaccination reaction is done....i think the fowl pox vaccine might be safe too,,,,
     
  5. littlecritters

    littlecritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm very sorry for your loss, especially on this holiday.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    First is not partridge. Partridge has gold ground colouring, and your first girl is silver. Second is indeed partridge. First MIGHT work for paint breeding--the silver gene should make whiter paints. However, either will work quite well in breeding with like-coloured birds: grey and partridge, respectively.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Falcons typically take birds in flight, and unless pretty hungry aren't a significant threat to ground dwelling animals.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  9. LaPetiteFarmer

    LaPetiteFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I don't have any Oleander but we have lavender, hibiscus, bird of paradises and trumpet trees (which I heard are poisonous, but I don't think he ate any that day because he wasn't on that side of the yard).
     
  10. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps


    I have hers as well and yes ...P stands for partridge and Pa stands for paint...So I think you have them around the wrong way...
     
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