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.

    Ideas??
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    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

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    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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