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4 Georgia Hens

Crowing
Jan 3, 2017
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Northern Georgia
Howdy yal! We recently hatched some chicks for the first time! Their mother is a pure black silkie and their father is a cuckoo silkie. I found this calculator and I am VERY confused! I literally have zero idea what the results mean (circled in red). Can someone help??!!?
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Thank y’all in advance!
 

Sneebsey

Songster
Apr 7, 2017
803
1,433
236
Shropshire, UK
All offspring from this pairing will be single factor barred/cuckoo. Hens, unlike cockerels can only ever be single factor barred, so all the hens will be cuckoo silkies like the father. The cockerels will be hen-barred/dark barred; they will be darker than your current Cockerel due to their impurity for barring.
 

4 Georgia Hens

Crowing
Jan 3, 2017
1,323
1,780
297
Northern Georgia
All offspring from this pairing will be single factor barred/cuckoo. Hens, unlike cockerels can only ever be single factor barred, so all the hens will be cuckoo silkies like the father. The cockerels will be hen-barred/dark barred; they will be darker than your current Cockerel due to their impurity for barring.
Ok. Does that mean that I will be able to determine their gender based purely off of feather pattern?
 

4 Georgia Hens

Crowing
Jan 3, 2017
1,323
1,780
297
Northern Georgia
All offspring from this pairing will be single factor barred/cuckoo. Hens, unlike cockerels can only ever be single factor barred, so all the hens will be cuckoo silkies like the father. The cockerels will be hen-barred/dark barred; they will be darker than your current Cockerel due to their impurity for barring.
Also, one of the chicks has a white belly and white tipped wings. How will that baby look once it’s older??
 

4 Georgia Hens

Crowing
Jan 3, 2017
1,323
1,780
297
Northern Georgia
No unfortunately. They will all be barred. The sexlinks only work if it is barred hen x solid rooster, that is because of the way the gene works.
Ok! Thank you. I think that barred silkies are truly unique and we love em over here! Can’t wait!
Oh, I also have a chick with a white belly and white tipped wings. Will her pattern be any different?
 

Sneebsey

Songster
Apr 7, 2017
803
1,433
236
Shropshire, UK
Ok. Does that mean that I will be able to determine their gender based purely off of feather pattern?

No, both sexes will be the same colour.

Also, one of the chicks has a white belly and white tipped wings. How will that baby look once it’s older??

That sounds like extended black chick down, which would be correct; does it still have the head spot indicating barring?
 

Sneebsey

Songster
Apr 7, 2017
803
1,433
236
Shropshire, UK
Could you post pictures of the parents? If the father is single-barred he could produce solid offspring (1/2); if so he would be darker than a standard cuckoo.
 

MANNA-PRO

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