What color is this serama & how do you get/breed for silkie gene?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenzoo, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    This is Samson, his foot looks toed in but it is how he is standing off the cage.LOL ( Also going through a molt)
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    this is his girlfriend Deliela
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    what color is this male?
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    How do you breed for silkied gene? Do I have to take Deliela away?
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
  2. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    It's my understanding that there is no color standard for seremas, so he may not be an APA recognized color.

    The silkie gene is recessive, so if you were to breed one of the silkied seremas to a smooth bird, the result would be 100% smooth feathered offspring, carrying the silkie gene. If these f2 offspring are bred together, you will get 25% silkie feathered, 50% smooth carrying the silkie gene, and 25% smooth, no silkie gene. If the f2 birds were bred back to the silkie parents, you would get 50% silkie, 50% smooth feathered, carrying the silkie gene [​IMG]
     
  4. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    we have hatched probably 40 serama's and had 2 silkied show up. the latest is cute cute, the other interesting thing is that one was gray, this one is a cream color, thats one thing i love about serama's,
    and when will you be sending out eggs from that handsome little man?
     
  5. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    But your birds are absolutely gorgeous! I think the silkie gene is just another type of serama, I don't think you would breed a silkie to a serama and get pure breds.

    i dont think that is correct, silkie is a gene not that the serama was crossed with a bantam silkie if thats what you mean?
     
  6. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Quote:Yes, that's what I meant.
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Quote:I was waiting until he looks better to sell some eggs, he's going through a molt. I have a few in the bator. I also have a couple of brown/tan silkie hens to. I'm not sure what hens to breed him too, straight feathered?
     
  8. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    we breed straight to straight and get silkied, as long as the gene is present.
    i will check for further info on that.
     
  9. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    there is a yahoo group called serama that is very helpful with questions if you want to check it out, i am not sure its allowed to give you the link on this site.
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Samson is the cutest thing i have ever seen!
     

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