Silkie mix

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blades, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. blades

    blades New Egg

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    So I just had 2 silkie/ [​IMG]red Rhode Island mixes hatch. Mom was the silkie. So my question is, what will it look like? They have the 5 toes and feathered feet. They are smaller. They do not have the blackish skin or turquoise face that the mama had. Any ideas?
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will probably look like a buff silky, or a more red colored partridge.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Well, silkie mixes have normal feathers for gen 1, I learned that last year...lol so I would think if momma was white maybe a light colored RIR look???, but I do not officilly know the color genetics, I can just say they won't carry the silkie feathering.
     
  4. blades

    blades New Egg

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    Even if they have the silkie toes and feathers on their legs?
     
  5. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well they could throw a couple silkied chicks, all birds have the chance to be silkied because of genetics even though it is rare it can happen in first gen. and you can also have the feathered legs too I forgot to add that in.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

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    Yup. most of my mixes and I have a bunch have the extra toe and feathered feet. I think it was @RavynFallen that schooled me about silkie mixes. If you breed them back to a silkie you can get silkie feathers on the gen 2's but gen 1's carry standard feathers. A good share of mine have a little cresting as well.
     

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