Silver Genes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SunnySideUpGUAM, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. SunnySideUpGUAM

    SunnySideUpGUAM Chirping

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    Are there any breeds which the hens are for sure silver? Is there a way to tell if a white hen is silver? Or do I have to test mate each white hen before using her to make red sex links?
     

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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  3. SunnySideUpGUAM

    SunnySideUpGUAM Chirping

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    yup
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    There are only two colors for chickens. All are either red/gold or silver. Black is caused by pattern genes. White, both dominant and recessive, are genes that modify black. If a bird has white feathers with black patterning, it's silver based.
     
  5. SunnySideUpGUAM

    SunnySideUpGUAM Chirping

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    thanks I'm thinking bout getting delawares
     

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