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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RooptyDoo, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Songster

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    What do you get if you cross these colors of silkies? My 2 roo's are Buff and white (blue roo coming soon!) and my girls are white, splash, blue, and buff

    Splash x buff?

    Buff x white?

    White x buff?

    White x splash?

    Buff x splash?

    Blue x white?

    Blue x buff?

    Also I have seen porcelain and buff splash silkies. What do you breed to get those 2 colors?
     
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  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    [​IMG] a very nice assortment of colorful chickens! LOL

    I would be interested to know as well.
     
  3. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Songster

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    Nobody knows? [​IMG]
     
  4. A buncha mixed colors....
     
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  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    It's one of those questions that is posted so often it should have a sticky.

    white X white = white
    white X anything else in completely unpredictable

    buff X blue/splash will give you some blue birds, some buffs with any black diluted (or possibly not if it gets a not-blue gene from a blue cross) and some that are a pretty mix, but not of any standard variety.
     
  6. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Songster

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    So if I bred white (roo) to a splash hen is their any possibility of getting a splash?
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Possibly, but I would rate the chances as being very poor, at best.
     

  8. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Songster

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    Thanks alot!!!! [​IMG]
     

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