Silkie x Sable poot

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by unamiz, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. unamiz

    unamiz New Egg

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    I got 3 few weeks old chicks which are silkie x sablepoot and all are sablepoot bantams in appearance.How can I get silkies if I breed them together and what are the chances of getting these silkies
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    be better to just get some silkies, if i'm not mistaken breeding them together will never give you a pure breed chicken (new verity/breed maybe)
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Eventually you can breed back to the silkie standard. It will take some generations, though. You can get silkied feathering by breeding them together or to a silkie. (about half will inherit if bred to a silkie, about a quarter if bred together). Most other silkie characteristics (slate skin, polydactyly, crest, muff/beard and foot feathering are dominant. One thing you will need to breed out is vulture hocks. Probably the most difficult task will be getting back to silkie type.
     

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