What color will the chicks be?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kbgriffiths, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. kbgriffiths

    kbgriffiths Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 19, 2010
    I have a white silkie rooster and a partridge hen. Does anyone know what color the chicks will be?
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    If white is recessive (can't remember the Silkies white) then the chicks will all be black with lots of gold/brown markings on their neck and chest.

    If the white is dominant, they'll all be mostly to purely white. Possibly some gold/brown leaking through.

    ETA - Sorry,

    Chicks will either be solid black, possibly with gold/red heads, or solid white, possibly with hints of yellowing
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011

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