Silkie questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RooptyDoo, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oct 9, 2008
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    If I keep my splash silkie roo in with my black, blue, and splash hens what will I get? I know when you breed splash x splash you get 100% splash so If the roo bred with the blue and black what would I get? Would I get 50 % splash 25% black and 25% blue?
     
  2. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    I am not good with genetics, but I wrote these down for my own information if I start a b/b/s breeding program in the future (hoping I can). I saw this on a post a while back, I don't remember who the original author was.

    Blue x Blue = 25% Black 50% Blue 25% Splash

    Black x Blue = 50% Black 50% Blue

    Black x Splash = 100% Blue

    Blue x Splash = 50% Blue 50% Splash

    Splash x Splash = 100% Splash

    Black x Black = 100% Black

    Hope this helps,

    Lisa [​IMG]
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    You shouldn't breed splash x splash for more than a few generations, as the colors will get washed out and faded.

    Edited: because I can't spell...
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2008

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