Silkie question

Quigleyirish

In the Brooder
May 8, 2020
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I’ve got a trio of Silkies, rooster and one hen are show quality bantams and one looks to be a LF/bantam as she’s a bit bigger than the bantam hen but definitely not large fowl she’s also splash and bearded where as the other two are white non bearded, what can I expect the chicks from the splash hen to be like if she’s bred with the White bantam roo? Will they be bearded or non bearded and could you class them as bantam?
 

JacinLarkwell

Free Ranging
Mar 19, 2020
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You could probably class them as bantam, but it would depend on the individual chick as it grows. Same with the beards. I wouldnharch out a few groups and raise them so you know what to expect before you sell chicks or eggs.
 

Quigleyirish

In the Brooder
May 8, 2020
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I wouldn’t be selling chicks or eggs they’d be sold as older pairs/trios, will the beard gene carry through to all the chicks or will some be non bearded?
 

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