Silkie X sultan, going to be new breed *need name idea also Update!*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by miss heny, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    me and Fluffy, are going ot work on crossing a silkie to sultan, Fluffy have a right bird, i and i will ask her to post a pic of her. i am looking for white sultans and black silkies, please PM me if you have any you could sell or ship to MS


    founds breeder that had a oops and let the silkies breed to the sultans!
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010
  2. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    Quote:okay, i will first cross a silkie to a sultan, then (if the bird looks right) to a OEG. if i can get the right bird, then that bird will be use for breeding
  3. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Whats the definition of the "right" bird? What are you breeding towards?
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    There will be no arguments here, as mentioned in a post I removed.

    If you are not interested in the subject, please do not post.
  5. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

    Mar 22, 2010
    Sacramento CA
    What sort of look are you going for? I absolutely LOVE the looks of Barred Rocks x Ameraucana or Easter Eggers. The Barred pattern with puffy cheeks is really appealing to me [​IMG]

    I am not familiar with sultans, what are they like?
  6. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

    Mar 6, 2009
    I hate to see such a rousing discussion on a breeding project like this fade away. And I am usually genuinely interested in this type of topic, but in light of the recent warnings, and the provocative nature of the question that drew the warning here, I will keep it safe and say, they sound real purdy.

    I was fixing to add to the other thread that if the OP truelly understood the amount of work and resources that a project like this requires to see through to appreciable results, and were still determined to undertake it, then I am the last person in the world to discourage them. I was given some advice early in my silver laced Brahma project, probably 25 years ago now, and my experience bears this out. The big things with these type of projects are....

    Numbers, it requires hatching a lot of chicks to get the few that have the closest combination of genes to what you are breeding for, hence the need for a plan or ideal of what you are trying to achive.

    Patience, this will take many years and the change from generation to generation may be very slight.

    Persistance, enthusiasm will likely waine after a while, you will have to be very determined not to lose interest and quit.

    Thats what I have to add to the discussion, if this is deemed too radical, I guess I will just have to try and find where most of the serious poultry people who have left this site have gone.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010
  7. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    Quote:okay i am (and fluffy!) are going to breed silkie X sultan, i will ask fluffy to post a pic [​IMG] i will also change th tittle XD and some other things XD
  8. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    yes! i found a breeder that had a opps and breed the silkies to the sultans! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    You'd be hard pressed to find any Black Sultans in the US. And if you do, consider yourself very lucky...or not so lucky, as I'm sure they'd be priced very high, considering how uncommon they are. I've only seen them on Ebay in the UK or on feathersite.

    However, I have to ask as well, what are your goals? I can understand that Sultan X Silkies would make adorable birds, but why throw an OEG in there? I'm just wondering.

    Everything starts with a dream. [​IMG]
  10. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Silkie x Sultan = Sulkie. (modern mutt)

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