- Jan 6, 2010
I have my first little flock of silkies that are about 2 months old and I've begun thinking about what I will want to breed for and such. My question is this; I have a pretty small flock (7 birds) and of those one has the wrong color eyes and another has an extra toe. They are looking very lovely other than that (pretty decent crest, imo and nice bearding). If I breed the bird with too many toes, am I guaranteed to get birds that all have an extra toe? Or how about the eye color? In theory I suppose I should get a couple more birds that are "perfect" but I'm just trying to start with what I have. I guess the other thing I want to know...if you don't have the "perfect" bird, would you breed the bird that has better fluff or has perfect toes/eye? What is easier to fix or breed out. Hope that all makes sense!