SILKIE colors and what do you get when you cross colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FrenchToast, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just figured i would ask becouse my other breeds pretty much seperate into groups containing only 1 breed when i let them outi just dont have different colors of different breeds


    and i know chickens are not color blind cuz if i get a new waterer that looks exactly the same as an old 1 just a different color and put it in the same spot the go insane so [​IMG]
     
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  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:I think you are right! I was being sarcastic, wasn't I? Sorry!

    I hear what you are saying. Yes, my other chickens all hang out together, and my Silkies all stay together, off by themselves. But, they don't separate by color.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:No ... they are just chickens ... and I think they are color blind! [​IMG]

    If they are used to being in separate groups they will likely stay in those groups--at least at first. As time goes on these groups will mingle and perhaps separate into different groupings.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Chickens (birds in general) see more colours than humans--they have a much wider spectrum, and are also able to differentiate between shades that we would see as the same--think of it as better colour resolution.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:No white mixed with any colour is unpredictable. In silkies, white is almost always recessive white.
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Chickens (birds in general) see more colours than humans--they have a much wider spectrum, and are also able to differentiate between shades that we would see as the same--think of it as better colour resolution.

    Really? Wow, that is very interesting! And now, I have yet another tidbit of poultry education! Thanks! Now, ..... can you teach me some poultry genetics? [​IMG]
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Ask away...
     
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:I need a class. I'm not gettin' it with my own online study! I'm a nurse, you would think I could get a grip ... but, NO! [​IMG]
     
  9. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol i always enjoy learning new things
     
  10. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:sounds dodgy... [​IMG]
     

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