What happens when you cross a Silkie with a...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mischki, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. mischki

    mischki Out Of The Brooder

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    Little did I know my Silkie was as sneaky as he is... Now I've got a bunch of baby chicks with fluffy butts! LOL!
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    Here's our newest game - try to guess who the mom and who the dad is for our 8 baby chicks...
    There are 3 all white ones, 2 that look like Red Stars with fluffy curly tail feathers, 2 that look like RIRs except one has fluffy curly tail feathers, and one white with black markings.
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    The possible moms are
    Two Rhode Island Reds, Moop (or Henrietta, not pictured):
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    a Buff Orpington(?), Lucky
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    a Black Sexlink(?), Goldie:
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    a Black Australorp, Siris:
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    and a Red Star, Jinx:
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    The possible dads are
    Top Dog (unidentified "production red"):
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    Whitey (unidentified white rooster):
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    or Suzuki, our sneaky Silkie Roo:
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    I'm guessing the RIRs and Red Star laid the eggs for the ones that look like them, and maybe Goldie was the mom of the black and white one. Anyone know what colors are dominant and what are recessive to come up with 3 all white ones? The Red Star and the White Rooster maybe?

    Anyways - It's all in fun. Not gonna run out and get a DNA testing kit any time soon! Feel free to add your guesses!
     
  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Wow! Cool creations!
     
  3. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Wow very funny looking! Keep us updated as to what they look like as they get older!! PLEASE! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Also that little silkie rooster looks guilty.... [​IMG]
     
  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure which one is the dad, but it isn't the silkie. If it was the chicks would have feathered feet, and possibly black skin.
     
  5. mischki

    mischki Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Julie! That's the first thing I looked for - feathered feet and an extra toe... LOL! Looks like Whitey might just be the winner! And since our Roo to Hen ratio is so high, it's good news that Top Dog has a new home as of this weekend... A good friend just contacted me today! She lost her Rooster last week, and is looking for one for her RIR girls. I think Top Dog will be a great addition to her flock! [​IMG]
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep us posted as they grow up, I love seeing how mixes turn out. [​IMG]
     
  7. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    None are mixed with the silkie at least one would have black skin if not all of them.

    I think there are chicks from both dads
     

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