So, more genetics talk...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 3peeps, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. 3peeps

    3peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm enjoying the rosecomb/singlecomb genetics topic and was thinking about feathering...

    A friend has two silkie hens but no silkie rooster...she has a salmon faverolle rooster. One silkie is white, one is black.

    I've seen a silkie cross that had the blue earlobes and black skin, but the feathering was not "silkie"...it was feathering like you'd see on an orpington or RIR, etc. Smooth, not fuzzy.

    What are the genitic possibilities when crossing something silkie-feathered and something like a faverolle?
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, the chicks would have 5 toes, feathered feet, beard and muffs, a small topknot, and smooth feathers. The silkie feathering is recessive, if they kept breeding back to silkies they will get silkie feathered chicks eventually.
     

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