Silkies, how did I get this color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tnelly13, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. tnelly13

    tnelly13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know much at all about breeding silkies, I just had my first hatch from my own chickens and I'm trying to figure out which rooster is the dad to have gotten the colors I got. The momma hen is black split to paint. I have a blue rooster and a splash rooster. The babies are partridge looking. Which one could be the dad? Will I always get that color with that combination?
     
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  2. MinnesotaNice

    MinnesotaNice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ask these fine folks:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

    Just from what little bit I know about genetics, you should be getting blue, splash, and black from that combo. I don't know the difference between splash and paint - that might change it up a bit, too. Partridge look more buff when born, right?
     

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