Silkie genetics

Chicken gal77

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jun 5, 2014
30
2
26
North Carolina
I know silkie genetics are the same as other breeds but can anyone recommend a book or reference guide. I am fairly new to silkies and I have two silkie hens (white with one paint spot you can barely see and splash) and a blue frizzled rooster and a smooth sizzle cuckoo rooster. I just hatched one batch of chicks from these various pairings and it seems I have white, splash, blue and a few that I am unsure about. I am going to grow them out a few weeks to see if any inherited the frizzled gene from their papas'. Will the cuckoo roo pass on the cuckoo to any of the chicks?
 

Blackberry18

Songster
Mar 25, 2015
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Minnesota
I searched for a reference guide, but couldn't find one for Silkies, sorry. However, the frizzle gene is dominant, so the chicks crossed with the frizzle/sizzle cock will be frizzled. And the cuckoo plumage is usually dominant, also.
 

Chicken gal77

In the Brooder
5 Years
Jun 5, 2014
30
2
26
North Carolina
Thank you!!! I appreciate any help I can get. I can't wait to see what they will look like when they feather out. The chicks are two and three days old now.
 

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