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silkie genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by roocrazy, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    could i throw my whites in my blue black and splash breeding pen:/
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    You wouldn't be able to sell them as pure color, but you could do it if you wanted to.
     
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    My white roo is producing all sorts of "interesting" colors. So if you are looking for pure colors then nope - I wouldn't.
     
  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    but would it mess up the "quality?"
     
  5. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    bump:([​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quality in terms that your silkie will not likely breed true again, then yes. Even if your white contributes something or a good color, you have to remember they carry the white gene. So let's say if you produce a black or blue chick. That chick still carries the white gene and can really mess things up later in a breeding pen.

    If you're not breeding or selling anything and just raise them for personal pleasure/pets, then have fun.
     

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