What color would they produce?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Wolfefarmyard, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Songster

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    If I were to breed a black Silkie cockerel with a Partridge Silkie Hen, What would their offspring look like? I think it should also be noted, that the black cockerel does have a considerable amount of brown leakage. Thank you
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

  3. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Songster

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    Thank you! I was thinking that I may even get a dark partidge because my black cockeral has so much brown leakage that he almost looks like a partridge.
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Leakage and partridge aren't the same thing.

    My friend has crossed blue hen with a partridge father and NONE of her Silkies come out partridge. To me all though it's fine... they are essentially Silkie mutts (kinda like Ameraucana not bred to their standard). :p Hers are either black or blue and some with leakage. Nice enough and sometimes more unique than the pure varieties. :pop
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    The chicks will hatch black, but when adult will have even more amount of brown leakage, almost birchen

    Like this Leaky black Sumatra..

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