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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jubaby, Oct 20, 2008.
put me on the list for spring ,thanks
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?
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.
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
Thanks for the genetic info. I'm going to save that to a file for future reference.
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.
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.
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!
I am also very curious as to how the hen will lay, and what will come of breeding the pair.
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