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What colors to match for breeding? Calling Silkie Experts!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Teresaann24, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have 2 chicks No clue if roo or hen...Don't really matter...With their exotic coloring coming from a mixed color flock I am wanting to know which color I should match with them to produce beautiful offspring.

    1st one
    You can't tell from the picture but it has some darker coloring almost black and some blue coloring very dark but in the light is a very deep blue. Has a white neck with some buff coloring in the white from its neck to its underside also as you see has buff speckles throughout. What would be a good soild color to breed with this chick when older?
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    2nd one
    This guy/girl is so beautiful I love its color I have no way to explain the different colors also from a mixed flock. What would be a good soild color to breed this guy/girl to to have beautiful offspring?
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    Last edited: Oct 26, 2008
  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Wheres the silkie experts when you need them?LOL
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

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    I do not work with silkies. Black or blue would work to cross with the two birds to produce more black or blue. The offspring will not be totally black or blue but pretty much that color.

    Tim
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    thats what I was thinking Black or blue.
     

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