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Silkie x Cream Legbar??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SallyC94, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. SallyC94

    SallyC94 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope I have this in the right forum!
    I have been thinking about crossing a legbar rooster to a silkie hen. Would this make blue egg laying silkies?? I've researched this as much as I can and there's hardly any info on it.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    First generation pullets would be normal feathered and would most likely lay blue/green/olive tinted eggs. f1 pullets and cockerels mated together would produce some silky feathered as also would f1 pullets mated back to silky roosters, but the 'blue egg' gene might be lost in the process.
     
  3. SallyC94

    SallyC94 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any way to keep the blue egg gene??
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Raise lots of chicks, keep and breed only those hens which lay eggs the desired color and only use cockerels that hatch from properly colored eggs continue doing this for many generations.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Why not look into the existing silkie feathered Ameraucanas? If you wanted to breed them to your silkies to add the other characteristics you'd be ahead on egg color and silkie feathering.
     
  6. sugarstark

    sugarstark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm currently doing this! Any luck?
     

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