# Silkie Porcelain Isabelle breeding question Gurus needed :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AHappychick, Nov 19, 2009.

1. ### AHappychickWanna-be Farmer

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ok so Porcelain Isabelle roo with:

PI pullet = PI chicks
Lav Pullet = lav chicks
Buff pullet =??
Buff/lav split pullet= ???

Other than lavenders and PI I cant figure out what to put in this pen I have lots of other colors so any suggestions are welcome

I am having a hard time with the calculator and figuring out how to decide what buff etc.. can anyone simplify my 2 ? for me

2. ### Funky Feathersformer Fattie

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PM Sonoran Silkies. She is the expert on that.

3. ### Sonoran SilkiesFlock Mistress

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Quote:Lavender is recessive, so to have a lavender or porcelain isabel the bird must carry two copies of lav.

Assuming that there are no unknown copies of lav in the bird, pairing a lavender to a buff is the same as breeding a black to a buff, except that all the offspring will be split for lav. If the lavender is also blue or splash, change my statement about breeding a black to breeding a blue or splash.

Change the lavender above to an isabel porcelain and it is like breeding a buff to a buff, except that all the offspring will be split for lav.

If the buff is split for lav, then half the offspring should be isabel porcelain and the other half buff split for lav.

The amount of black feathering in the buff and lavender feathering in the porcelain will determine the amount of lavender feathering in the offspring. Or to say it more concisely, lav dilutes black in the feathers to lavender and buff to isabel.

4. ### Sonoran SilkiesFlock Mistress

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BTW, much better to email than to PM me--my PM mailbox is full.

5. ### AHappychickWanna-be Farmer

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so really it is better to put the buffs with the lavender roo and then the splits that are pullets with the PI roo?

so this is how I was thinking my pens could go:

PI roo with PI hen and 2 lav hens = lav and pi only

Lav roo with 2 buffs, i lav hen, black hen blk sg = lavs, and various lav splits

6. ### Sonoran SilkiesFlock Mistress

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7. ### Funky Feathersformer Fattie

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Hey Sonoran, would Splash pullets with gold (buff) in them (all over) be good for a Porcelain project? Or better for Partridge?

8. ### Sonoran SilkiesFlock Mistress

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Not really either. Calico perhaps

9. ### Funky Feathersformer Fattie

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Hmmm, weird. George told me they would be good for a Porcelain project, and someone else said Partridge. I am clueless. Are they just culls then?

10. ### [email protected]@2fourSongster

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Sonoran already gave you good advice, so here's some pics of some of my porcelain babies I hatched a few months ago:
5 week old:

4 week old: