White faced Genetics?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jarcoo0153, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    Levelland, Texas
    Does anyone know if the White face gene from the Spanish chickens is dominate?
    I have my WFBS chicken housed with my silkies and had some cross bred chicks hatch out and wondered if they will end up with white faces.
    Is it possible to breed it into my silkies line so could I eventually end up with white faced silkies?
  2. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Quote:It is my understanding that when crossing white faced Spanish chickens with other breeds, it is very, very rare for the white face to carry over. I am not a genetic expert by any means, but that's what I've been told.

    I just acquired my first WFBS chickens a couple of months ago. I really like them. I know they're flightly, but I understand they calm down after their first molt. Some of my WFBS girls are getting to where they will even come up to me in the pen and take treats from my hands, but only a couple of them will do that.

    Edited to fix typos.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  3. gallorojo

    gallorojo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2009
    The white face is recessive, I have done the cross.

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