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Silkie color question again

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by horsechick, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    If we have a :

    White roo + grey hen= what color babies?
    White roo + Red hen= ?
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    Quote:White X gary will produce black birds. They may have gray in the hackles- especially the males.

    white x red will produce black birds with red in the hackles especially the males.

    I am assuming the white birds are actually black under the white. White birds used in crosses are tricky because you never know what is under the white.

  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I like this question due to my flock will be a mixed flock.

    What do you get with

    Gray rooster and a black hen?

    Or Black with Partridge?
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    We crossed my partridge roo with a black hen and got a mostly black chick with some partridge/buff in the hackle feathers.

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