Silkie Gene questions.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by warmfuzzies, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    I have some chicks that are from a Japanese roo and either a cochin or silkie hen. They have some leg feathering, no head fluffieness and pink or yellow skin.

    My question: Is the black skin dominant or reccesive. I thought they were cochin crosses, but then if the black is reccesive, I dont know.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

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    The melanization(black skin) should be dominant. [​IMG]

    ETA: Looks at the number of toes also.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  3. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    Normal toes, normal skin, must be cochin babies!! Thanks!
     

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