Silky- Red Sex Link Cross

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by blueberrysilky, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. blueberrysilky

    blueberrysilky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a calculator ( for lack of a better word ) of what the chicken would come out looking like. Or have any of you tried it, I know crossbreed are not desired but I just want to know what it would look like ( and maybe try to incubate a few eggs ). I have a silky rooster and a red sex link hen.
     
  2. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry its taken so long for any response, but the offspring will have normal feathers, not silkie, and would have a small crest, beard, feathered legs and blackish blue skin with a really weird looking comb. It will also be just a bit smaller than a regular sized chicken and lay medium to small eggs. But idk about the color. What color of silkie(s) do you have?
     
  3. blueberrysilky

    blueberrysilky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The timing is just perfect, the eggs are on their 3rd day of incubation. Thoughts are really moving about the offspring, they are white silkies. Here is a picture.
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  4. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking the chicks will probably all be white, MAYBE a black one or two, depending on recessive genes and all that... Please post pics once they hatch and possibly when they get older :)
     
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  5. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    BTW, that a very pretty rooster :p
     
  6. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, so if the rooster's white gene is dominant then I think they'll all be white, but if its not then you'll get half white chicks and half black chicks. If you go to @http://kippenjungle.nl/kruising.html this is a "chicken calculator" but so far it only works on the color genetics. Its really fun to play around with too
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    actually, the chicken calculator has more than just colour genes. and since most white silkies are recessive, you will get no white offspring. since red sexlinks are a mix of genes, you can't get any prediction there, either.
     
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  8. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do you mean, did they update it or something? I haven't been able to find it where there are more gene traits to mess around with
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  10. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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