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silkie color?!?!?!? help!! lol

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken head34, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi![​IMG], okay well i have to silkies a partridge and a splash, they just started laying so i wanted to get them a roo![​IMG] okay so what colors will i get if i breed a splash to a white? and what colors for a partridge to a white???
     
  2. MeettheFlockers

    MeettheFlockers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I breed my partridge to white, the chicks come out the exact replica in coloring of the partridge.... same placement of color and everything.
     
  3. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

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    Breeding white to anything other than white is just going to give you mutt colors.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    White is an offswitch that hides whatever colour genes are genetically present in the bird. Since they are hidden, you have no idea what is present, but it will come out in breeding. No two whites should be expected to have the same genetic makeup, except for white.
     
  5. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay thanx for the help...no white then.... so what color rooster would be good for a splash and a partridge hen??? maybe a blue????[​IMG]
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    For the splash, pair to a blue, black or splash; for the partridge, pair to a partridge.
     
  7. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanx sonoran silkies![​IMG] the problem is i can only get one rooster:/....what would i get if i breed partridge to a blue?
     
  8. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Would it be a blue or silver patridge? I am curious too. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Not silver unless the blue is silver, and even then it will not be pure on males. Blue + partridge = Blue partridge "in progress." Need a couple or so generations to get all the genes lined up right with a solid to partridge breeding.
     
  10. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    oh ok thanks.
    I have 3 blue chicks and 2 partridge chicks that are Silkies.

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