Silkies Color Question-Thanks for looking.

Tumbleweed Farm

Songster
8 Years
Jun 17, 2011
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58
196
Benton City, WA
So, what did you get--or have you done it. I am so curious--seems like a very easy question for the genetic aces on here. Let me know if you did it or were going to and thanks!
 

Year of the Rooster

Sebright Savvy
11 Years
Jun 27, 2008
6,076
46
263
West Central Ohio
You will most likely get more blacks. But generally it's a crap shoot. As other people here describe it, White in Silkies is an "off-switch". If a chicken is homozygous recessive white (meaning it has two copies of the gene), then it will be white regardless of what other colors it may be carrying. And because it is white, you don't know what other colors it may be carrying until you do a test crossing with another color. I hope that helped some.
 

SilkiesForEver

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 24, 2012
16,982
304
391
I'm probably going to sell my white cockerel and get another pullet so I'll have to try before I sell him.
I get just want little chickies no matter what color they are.
 

MANNA-PRO

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