Silkie genetics question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KingSpeck, May 20, 2010.

  1. KingSpeck

    KingSpeck In the Brooder

    Nov 10, 2009
    My broody just hatched out a chick (from a friend of a friends fertilized eggs). I have only gotten a few glimpses of it before she tucks it back under. It has 5 toes but pink skin. Since it's apparently a silkie mix will it have silkied feathers or normal feathers? (Definatly not a sultan - legs aren't feathered/ no crest.)
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    It'll be silkie feathered chicken probably. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Silkie feathering is recessive. If the non-silkie parent is not carrying the silkie feathering gene, the chick will be smooth feathered.

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