I guess this isn't really a question, I just found it odd and maybe someone could shed some light on it. I have a few silkie cross hens(with normal feathering). I have a Plymouth Barred rock roo. For fun I thought I would incubate some of their eggs just to see what this silly cross would like and plus I like to see them running around my yard! Well I hatched all 5 of the 5 eggs I decided to incubate and now that the chicks are feathering in 3 of the 5 have silkie type feathers. I assumed (wrongly I now know) that the silkie feathering was a recessive trait. Just seemed strange too me that the majority of the chicks had silkie type feathering when they are only 1/4 silkie and both parents have normal feathering. All 5 chicks have an extra toe and feathered legs though.