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White silkie roo bred to blue silkie hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by whatthecluck77, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. whatthecluck77

    whatthecluck77 Out Of The Brooder

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    What color may come of this combo?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Anything; no way of predicting anything except hald the offspring iwll inherit the blue gene.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:1/2? Wouldn't it be more like 1/4 to 1/2 of the offspring? [​IMG]
     
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    white can mask other genes so it is a total crap shoot [​IMG]
     
  5. bacres

    bacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so my friend asked me the same question a few days back. They have White Rooster and she found a colored feather on his body and it looked like it was a partridge colored feather. Would that mean that their White Rooster is actually a Partridge Rooster with the white genes? If so would it do well in a breeding pen of Partridges?
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:1/2? Wouldn't it be more like 1/4 to 1/2 of the offspring? [​IMG]

    Well, from an actual statistical standpoint, every offspring will have a 50% chance of inheriting blue and a 50% chance of inheriting not-blue. With small numbers of offspring, any proportion is possible as the number of offspring is not sufficient to render a statistically significant sample. However, the larger the number of hatchlings the more likely it is to be 50/50.

    We have no idea what white will contribute, so we will ignore that parent for now. The blue parent has one copy of blue and one copy of not-blue. Each of its offspring will receive one or the other of these genes. Those that receive a copy of blue will be blue; those that receive a copy of not-blue will not be blue.

    If any offspring are splash, you will know that the white carries at least one copy of blue.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:First, what breed? Then need to determine whether the white is dominant white or recessive white. I have never seen a white bird show a partridge coloured (I assume the penciling pattern is what is meant?) feather in a white bird. I have seen the occasional dark (black or blue) feather.
     
  8. bacres

    bacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies, It is a white Silkie that had a feather that was colored like a partridge.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Was it penciled? Or red? Or ?
     
  10. bacres

    bacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It wad in the tail area I guess it was pencilled it looked like a partridge colors with the black and red and shades and such.
     

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