What colors would I get...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BigDaddy'sGurl, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    if I crossed a patridge silkie hen and a red cochin roo? I have one chick who is a cross from these two and he/she is partridge colored with pink skin, black nose, and 5 toes per foot. Just curious if this would be the norm from this crossing.
     
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  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Anyone?
     
  3. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Australia
    Sorry, I have no idea.[​IMG]
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you kept hatching the chicks, their would be some variant or colors, but not too much. other than that, i don't know.
     
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Darn. I was hoping that maybe certain traits or colors would indicate sex...I know that is wishful thinking, since I don't think the sex link rules apply with cochins or silkies...but anyway, thanks!
     
  6. Henferno

    Henferno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    Darn. I was hoping that maybe certain traits or colors would indicate sex...I know that is wishful thinking, since I don't think the sex link rules apply with cochins or silkies...but anyway, thanks!

    Sex-link rules depend entirely on color, not on breed.

    I once crossed a partridge rock hen with a white cochin roo, and most of the daughters were false dun or silver pencilled. The sons were entirely a brassy pencilled color, almost like an ugly duckwing. Red-partridge may give you false red quail or black-pencilled-red, there are a lot of things possible with those two!​
     
  7. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Quote:Sex-link rules depend entirely on color, not on breed.

    I once crossed a partridge rock hen with a white cochin roo, and most of the daughters were false dun or silver pencilled. The sons were entirely a brassy pencilled color, almost like an ugly duckwing. Red-partridge may give you false red quail or black-pencilled-red, there are a lot of things possible with those two!

    Thanks so much! I'm glad you said that about the color not the breed...here's another question you can maybe answer: i bred my red cochin roo to my BR hen and ended up with some chicks that looked identical to black "stars" or basically, black sex link pullets. I sold them when they were a few weeks old, but would there have been a way, based on color, to know their sex when they began to feather out without looking at combs/wattles or feather shape?
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    Quote:Sex-link rules depend entirely on color, not on breed.

    I once crossed a partridge rock hen with a white cochin roo, and most of the daughters were false dun or silver pencilled. The sons were entirely a brassy pencilled color, almost like an ugly duckwing. Red-partridge may give you false red quail or black-pencilled-red, there are a lot of things possible with those two!

    Thanks so much! I'm glad you said that about the color not the breed...here's another question you can maybe answer: i bred my red cochin roo to my BR hen and ended up with some chicks that looked identical to black "stars" or basically, black sex link pullets. I sold them when they were a few weeks old, but would there have been a way, based on color, to know their sex when they began to feather out without looking at combs/wattles or feather shape?​

    You should've been able to know when they hatched. A Red bird over a Barred bird is exactly how black sex-links are made. The females should've been all black at hatch and feather out black with red in the breast area, and the males would've been born with a white dot on their head and feather out barred.
     
  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Careful, ..... you could get a PLAID chicken! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    mr. birdaholic :

    Careful, ..... you could get a PLAID chicken! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    That would be so awesome!​
     

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