silkie colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by onecent, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. onecent

    onecent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have 2 white silkies, (hen & roo) will i only get white silkies from them, or will they produce other colors? also, my white roo mated with my red frizzle cochin, what will i get there? [​IMG]
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    White to white, you should only get white.
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends what your whites may be hiding. If the right genes are mixed, you could get other colors (ive seen partridges, blacks, buffs, and greys come out of pure white x white crosses), but for the most part you'll get only whites.
     
  4. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White silkie x red frizzle should get you all hard feathered chicks, half frizzled, half not and if you want silkie feathers you can mate a frizzle baby back to a silkie You'll get half frizzled and half silkie feathered with 1/4 frizzled silkie feathers or if you mate the babies together again you get 1/4 silkie feathers, all dark walnut combs and....i think they'll be white (I don't really understand the white gene) I know white covers up other colors-? [​IMG]
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    So are we saying white and black may be grey, black or white?
     

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