What's wrong with their feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jubaby, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. purr

    purr Songster

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    put me on the list for spring ,thanks
     
  2. Jubaby

    Jubaby Songster

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    Help me learn the genetics here.

    If I breed the splash/silkie rooster to the splash/silkie hen - I would get only splash babies, but would they be silkie or normal or some of both?

    If I breed the splash/silkie rooster to blue/black normal hens - I would get blue/black/splash with normal feathers and silkie genes, so some could be silkie?
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Where's our genetics guru??????

    They look like they are silkie mixes and it looks like a cockerel and a pullet.

    I sold eggs to that person last year, but there is no telling where the rest of her flock came from. No silkies or frizzles here.

    I am concerned though that this could be a disease. There is one, I can't for the life of me find it, that causes feather abnormalities.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2008
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    Wow! I've never seen silkie-feathered ameraucanas before!

    silkied splash x silkied splash = 100% silkied splash

    silkied splash x smooth black = 100% smooth blue, carrying silkie gene

    silkied splash x smooth blue = 50% blue, 50% splash, with 100% smooth feathered, carrying silkie gene


    silkied splash x f1 black = 100% blue, with 50% smooth carrying the silkie gene, 50% silkied

    silkied splash x f1 blue = 50% blue, 50% splash, with 50% smooth carrying the silkie gene, 50% silkied


    f1 blue x f1 black = 50% black, 50% blue, with 25% smooth and not carrying silkie gene, 50% smooth but carrying the gene, and 25% silkied

    f1 blue x f1 blue = 25% black, 50% blue, 25% splash, with 25% smooth and not carrying silkie gene, 50% smooth but carrying the gene, and 25% silkied
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2008
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  5. Jubaby

    Jubaby Songster

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    Thanks for the genetic info. I'm going to save that to a file for future reference.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Beautiful! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Wow! A spontaneous genetic mutation? That's so cool and how lucky for you!! They are really really pretty!
    I have some blue silkie feathered green-egger hens here, but they are not nearly so pretty --- actually mine are kind of homely.

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    Lisa
     
  8. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

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    Ok, when you get to the Silkie/splash x F1 black, to give you blues, some silkie....

    I WANT THOSE EGGS!!!!!!!!

    You have two very pretty and unique birds. I want blue silkie EEs. I need them. I think you have a very nice future in egg sales.
     
  9. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    OMG! I WANT THEM! I have Silkie/EEs cooking in the bator right now, so eventually I could come up with something like that, but I want them NOW!! Definitely put me on the list if you've started one!
     
  10. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

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    I am also very curious as to how the hen will lay, and what will come of breeding the pair.

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