splash silkies, what do I breed to get them????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe17, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
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    I have many silkies. If I breed a black female and a white male, I will get splash chickens, right?? If I breed a black male with a white female, will I get splash chickens, right?? I just want to know how to get splash silkies! thanks
     
  2. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Nope No Splash with those. You can get splash from Blues, Blacks and of course Splash. Not good at explaining genetic's but there are a few others on here I'm sure will come in and tell ya all about it.
     
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    You can get Splash from:

    Blue x Blue = Splash (25% will be splash offspring)

    Splash x Splash = 100% Splash
     
  4. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I have black, white, and buff. Is there any chance I could get splash???
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:No, sorry.
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    No you can not get Splash from the colors that you have. With the colors that you have, you should only breed the Black to Black, White to White and Buff to Buff.
     
  7. iluvmychicks

    iluvmychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get Splash from:

    Blue x Blue = Splash (25% will be splash offspring)

    Splash x Splash = 100% Splash

    You can also breed Splash to Blue and the percentage is 50/50



    Shari​
     
  8. JayDe

    JayDe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What happens when you breed buff to white or partridge to blue, etc? If it's not the same color and not a compatable color?
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If your white is hiding blue or splash, it could work. The only way to find out is to test mate the black to the white and see what you get. Unless you know the history of your whites.
     
  10. Je9Jeanine

    Je9Jeanine Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, I guess I don't know much. I always thought the splashes were created by black mixed with white or buff. I had no idea that splash was its own thing. Back to the drawing board.

    Jeanine
     

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