Standard Cochin & Silkie Color Crossing Combo Help Needed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Riverwind Rabbitry, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Riverwind Rabbitry

    Riverwind Rabbitry New Egg

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    Hello all,

    Was just wondering if anyone could tell me what color crosses give you as chicks in Standard Cochins or Silkies?
    For example:
    Blue x Blue = 25% black chicks, 25% splash chicks, and 50% blue chicks
    Blue x Black = 50% black and 50% blue chicks
    Blue x Splash = 50% splash and 50% blue chicks
    Black x Splash = 100% blue chicks

    What I am trying to figure out is what do you breed to what to get reds, buff, and partridge? I am lucky enough to have both breeds Standard Cochin and Silkies in Black, Blue, Blue Splash, Buff, White & Partridge. I have been breeding color to color this year, but I am new and was wondering if anyone could offer assistance in this field.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Eric
     
  2. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested to here this also. Need to learn a lot about color.... Going to work with blk. frizzel cochins, blu cochins and blu silkies. Have those colors down. What would happen if I added a lil white to the cochin mix?
     
  3. when you cross a white Silkie with a colored Silkie the offspring often contain variations of the partridge color and, of course, the color of the not white parent.

    White Silkie x Colored Silkie almost never gives white Silkies

    You can put blues , blacks and splashes all in one pen together but its best to keep the other colors with their same colors .

    Hope that helps some.
     

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