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Silkie color genetics

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by chantels1, May 21, 2018.

  1. chantels1

    chantels1 Songster 5 Years

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    Let me first apologize. I am trying to wrap my head around color genetics, but I am not getting it yet. We currently have 1 coop. We live in town, so that's all I can get away with. I would like to breed true. So picked blacks and have hatching eggs ordered from 2 reputable breeders.

    I understand you can breed black to black and get all black chicks right?

    I can breed black to blue and get black, blue & splash.

    So I sell all the splash chicks or can they be bred to the black as well?

    If I do have a black pen with blue in it, the likelihood of getting SQ birds decrease because the blue will be too dark on a lot of birds correct?

    I know nothing yet about splash.

    I have 3 girls showing and I know they would like to have more color options. So trying to make due with 1 pen.

    Any advice?
     
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    chantels1 Songster 5 Years

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    That is very interesting. I didn't know blue*blue=splash. We have a blue rooster &bc hen. Got 1 blue colored partridge chick 2 whites & 3 blue or bc colored chicks. Now I am wondering if they will all grow out to be splash.
     
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