Silkie sexing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by araucanasmom, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible to make a sex link Silkie?
     
  2. blackclownfish16

    blackclownfish16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not with the available colors. You could make one though!
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it would be possible. You could cross a red or buff male with a cuckoo female to get black sex links. You can cross a red or buff male with a pure white female carrying the silver gene to get red sex links.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  4. araucanasmom

    araucanasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the info.
    How do you tell if the white female has the silver gene?
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I think you get that information from the breeder. Or possibly the white chicks will have very white down, where as white chicks with a gold gene would have a slightly yellowish down color to them.
     

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