what colors will i get

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nickrex98, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. nickrex98

    nickrex98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    ok what would i get if i had a black silkie roo over blue,splash


    what would i get if i had a blue silkie roo over blue,black,splash
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    gender makes no difference
    black x blue = 50/50 chance of black/blue for each offspring
    black X splash = 100% blue
    blue X splash = 50/50 chance of blue/splash for each offspring
    blue x blue = 25/50/25 chance of black/blue/splash for each offspring

    In large numbers of offspring (say 100+), the colours will come pretty close to matching the probabilities for each offspring: e.g., 50% of hte hatch black and the other 50% blue, etc. In small numbers of offspring, the numbers may not match the prediction.

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