Silkies-Breeding hatchery to SQ??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by THough1956, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have some hatchery Lavendars that have the color and that is it. I have an excellent splash roo (Lavendar gene) with all the right stuff, any ideas on how a breeding of these two might turn out? Hatchery bird has fairly good toes.

  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I say you have to start from somewhere and with what you have available.

    I would try it once and see how they turned out. I would think that it would take you awhile and lots of culling.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    F1 cross would be blue chicks carrying lav. Cross back to the lav parent and you will get half blue lavenders and half lavenders.
  4. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    Breed them to en excellent SQ Black Roo and you will do better. Then if you get a nicer quality Lavender cockerel, breed him to some top SQ Black girls. They should get better each generation. [​IMG]
  5. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks. Just so happens, I do have a nice black rooster! Just not old enough yet. Guess I will keep my ugly ones a little longer and see what happens!

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