Silkie cross, help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mom-to-5, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. mom-to-5

    mom-to-5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a splash silkie roo, here he is in his younger days:
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    And one of my hens went broody. I stuck a Blue Andalusian egg under her with two others and the blue/silkie egg hatched. [​IMG]
    So, my question is. My little chick has black skin, black legs, feathered feet and 5 toes. I was under the assumption that if the silkie crosses (with silkie roo) come out with black skin then it's a pullet....am I right?
    Is this still the case when crossed with the blue Andalusian which has slate grey legs?
    Just trying to figure out if I have a lone pullet or roo.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    According to what niclandia posted, it only works when the silkie rooster is over a white or yellow-shanked bird. So I don't think you've got any sex linkage with the slate legs from the Andy momma, sorry. I think both genders will be black/dark.
     
  3. mom-to-5

    mom-to-5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bummer!
    Thank you for the info!
     

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