silkie cross chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Aroz26, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Aroz26

    Aroz26 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a photo of one of my two week old chicks. The hen was a Buff Sussex But I'm unsure who the father was. As you can see it appears to be a lavender colour but shows a few silkie traits so I'm wondering if my white silkie roo could be the father? Someone was trying to explain to me the silver gene in silkies but am unsure if that's what is happening here. Is it possible to get this colour offspring from a white silkie roo to a buff sussex hen?

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  2. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That chicks father is your silkie.

    [FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]White[FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]:
    There is a dominant white and there is a recessive white. White is referred to as the absence of color. There is absolutely no way to tell the two apart at hatch. You must wait to breed the birds to reveal recessive or dominant white. A dominant white genetic will overpower and remain white
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    [/FONT][FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]whereas the recessive gene will sometime reveal another color. [/FONT][FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif] White offspring are born pale yellow to white and [/FONT][FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]sometimes with a smoky gray tint.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]Genetic Code: I = Dominant White/c = Recessive White
    Breed Examples
    [FONT=Garamond, Times, Serif]: White Leghorn, Texas A & M Quail, &White Chinese Geese[/FONT][/FONT]


    http://hpbaa.com/Genetics.html
     
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  3. Aroz26

    Aroz26 Out Of The Brooder

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    That makes sense, so it looks like our white silkie roo has finally become a dad! lol
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    That chick is sooo cute!
     
  5. Aroz26

    Aroz26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, it is my favourite too :) Knowing my luck it will end up being a rooster lol but we live in the country so I will probably keep him. I just love the colour!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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