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White bred with other colors....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Corey NC, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have a white silkie roo in my batam flock and I'lll adding a veriety of colored cochins. What effect does the white (and silkie feathering) have on such colors like: Mottled, partridge, buff, black, birchen, and blue.
     
  2. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I think were gonna find out soon, lol.
     
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    From what I've read white dilutes color, however I'm not a color expect.
     
  4. wclawrence

    wclawrence Songster

    The answer:
    It depends.

    If the silkie rooster is dominant white, some of the chicks will be white as well. Dominant white ONLY effects BLACK areas. So if you breed him to hens with red, the offspring will be white and red.

    If it is recessive white, the only colors you will get from him will be the colors of the hens, mixed with whatever color he is that the white is covering up.
    In other words, you have to know what kind of white he is.
    Probably recessive white.
    White hides alot of colors. He can be blue, but you cant see it for the white.

    Red Shouldered Yokohamas are a classic example of what white does.
    They are have mottled, spangled, Red, dominant white, and blue splash. The White Yokohamas have all that plus Recessive white, which also turns the red into white.

    Have fun!
     

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