what would happen if you crossed a showgirl with a serama

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by keny the shark, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. keny the shark

    keny the shark In the Brooder

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    I wonder what would happen if you crossed a showgirl with a serama if you would get a silkie-feathered serama w/a naked neck.
    just thought I would put the idea out there and if anybody ever does it then I would love to see a picture
     

  2. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

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    I have a showgirl cochin mix she is now 3m old soo cute and her feathers are soft and fluffy[​IMG]
     
  3. keny the shark

    keny the shark In the Brooder

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    Well if it worked with a cochin then it will probably work with a serama
     
  4. I believe the gene for silkie feathering is recessive. So, with this cross, you would get smooth feathers like the serama, with a naked neck.

    If you then bred these crosses, you would get both smooth (3/4) and silkie feathered (1/4) offspring.

    So, it would take two generations at least to get to a silkie feathered naked necked serama like bird. To be mroe true to the serama, you'd need several more generations with back crosses.
     
  5. keny the shark

    keny the shark In the Brooder

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    That sounds about right. Thanks for telling me
     
  6. larishab

    larishab In the Brooder

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    that is one cute chicken
     

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