Silkie thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    A lot of people house these three colors together because they all cross well. Here is the gene chart for BBS


    The way the Blue gene works in a breeding can be broken down as follows:
    1) Blue x Blue: This will produce 25% black, 50% blue, 25% splash.
    2) Black x Blue: Produces 50% black and 50% blue.
    3) Black x Splash: You'll get 100% blue.
    4) Blue x Splash: Produces 50% blue and 50% splash.
    5) Splash x Splash: This will give you 100% Splash.
     
  2. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I was thinking keeping them together all the time....duh. Great idea[​IMG]
     
  3. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww....my fave. I agree - looks like a pair to me. Lovely babies....
     
  4. Laingcroft

    Laingcroft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my information from this link - scroll down about half way: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/comb-genetics

    Walnut (according to this source) is actually a combination of dominant rose and dominant pea.

    I'm not planning to breed this baby and will probably end up selling as a pet but it is good to know if there are recessives that might crop up down the line from the second chick I purchased from the same breeder which has a regular walnut comb. Possibility that they are related.
     
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  5. KMHunter

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    My Coop
    My eggs are starting to hatch!!! I am on pins and needles right now!
    They are in a friends bator so I can't sit and watch. Wich is probably what I would do....and worry and not get anything else done.

    I got word this morning that the first one had pipped and she was hearing a lot of peeping in the eggs.
    I don't think I was this worried and impatient since I had my son 17 years ago!!! Lol!

    I will have pics as soon as I can.

    Kim
     
  6. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just had two pips also! Blessings on those little balls of fluff!
     
  7. littlecritters

    littlecritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes, I'm definitely on the path to silkie addiction. My daughter is disabled and I was initially setting this all up for her, but now I'm loving them too! We have splash and blue, and we are also looking for a few other lovely colors. My husband is shaking his head wondering if I have lost my cuckoo. Raising chickens is relaxing and therapeutic...so now I'm telling my husband that we are just doing chicken therapy. Which, by the way, is MUCH cheaper than retail therapy.
    :) Tina
     
  8. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I totally agree. They are way more therapy for me than money could buy! [​IMG]
     
  9. Fancy Feathers

    Fancy Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to agree. Watching chicken TV is the best therapy there is!
     
  10. littlecritters

    littlecritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did a "photo shoot" of the new chicks and wanted to share some pics with you. The silkies were angels, and on the other hand the polish did not want to cooperate at all. Here are the splash...
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    Our blue baby is next....
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    one splash...
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    another splash...
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    and the WCblue polish....no pics of the WCB...
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    and lastly this is our "Angry Birds" picture. They look like little toughies here... lol
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    ......
     

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