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Walnut x single = ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by muscovy94, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie mix roo from an OEGB roo and a silkie hen. He has a walnut comb. I plan on breeding him back to my OEGB hens. What kind of comb would the offspring have?
     
  2. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will, theoretically get :
    -1/3 Walnut
    -1/3 single
    -1/12 Rose
    -1/12 Pea
    -1/12 V
    -1/12 Buttercup

    Practiacally, any one of these percentages may be much higher. Out of them all, the Single-combs, and the Rose and Pea combs will be the only ones with stable genetics -- er, they will be the only ones to breed true.
     
  4. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I respectfully disagree. The "walnut" comb of the Silkie is only comprised of rose. Some Silkies do have pea in them but not ideally. May I ask where you got that information?
     
  5. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he does have both pea and rose in him, you will get 25% of each of the following combtypes: pea, rose, walnut, and single. If he only has rose in him, then you will get 50% rose and 50% single.
     
  6. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    I didn't get that information anywhere -- just genetic calculation. The Silky carries the duplex gene, so it's not easy to tell the difference between Rose and Walnut when the duplex just restricts it all into a ball or point. I always thought that silkies had Double Walnuts, but if not, just forget I said anything about Pea or Walnut in the list I made.

    Are you sure the rooster doesn't have a Rosecomb, Muscovy?
     
  7. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most Silkies do not have the duplex gene ether. I haven't seen many Silkies with cavernous nostrils.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  9. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds interesting, why mess up your OEG lines with a mix?
     

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