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Silkie genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EmmaJane88, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. EmmaJane88

    EmmaJane88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    I'm waiting impatiently for my silkie chicks to hatch. I'm trying to get my head around genetics but its not going well.

    I have a black rooster who has mated with black, partridge, white and lavender pullets. My question is what will I get?

    I understand that white could be anything- in the past my white has hatched out a partridge so I'm guessing that could be the hidden colouring?

    BUT... As my rooster is black does that mean they'll all be black? Hoping I might get some variations with the partridge and lavender...?

    Any help would be great :) :lol:
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
  2. EmmaJane88

    EmmaJane88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? I'm really confused!!
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the male has the correct genetics for black; then all the offspring will be basically black. The males may leak some silver or gold but the females will most likely be solid black.

    Tim
     
  4. EmmaJane88

    EmmaJane88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bummer, that's what I was afraid of!
     

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