White SILKIE ROO with Black SILKIE hen...what will I get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crazy4eggsJulie, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sally,
    What colour are the parents?
     
  2. blackclownfish16

    blackclownfish16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:These look like mismarked grey (which has barring as part of the pattern) silkies IMO. I personally don't see any cuckoo
     
  3. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Blackclownfish, I don't understand what you're saying. Please will you explain. [​IMG]
     
  4. blackclownfish16

    blackclownfish16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cuckoo should be all over barring, even if it's faint and covered by another pattern.

    Versus grey silkies which have a barring look to their shoulders and wings.

    I've seen it plenty of grey silkies from white/black cross's but I have yet to see a cuckoo. Of course I'm not an expert. [​IMG]

    Aha I've found one. This is a grey silkie hen with no cuckoo, this is just the grey pattern.
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    Here's another although not as clear.
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    note: I do not own these birds, this was just a google search. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2009
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the pics. Patterns show up differently on hookless feathering. You're saying it was pattern gene & silver under the white?

    In the top picture of the OP there is a small bird eating. Are those lines towards the bird's rear end, due to pattern gene?
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Not the greatest photos, but here are a couple of cuckoo silkie youngsters.
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    And a pet quality crele rooster.
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    And here is a grey hen.
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  7. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I see the cuckoo looks very different to the OP's youngstock. So are the OP's youngsters 'split' for pattern gene?
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Momscoop isn't the OP. I haven't seen any OP posted photos on this thread. I can't tell whether the "barring" on Momscoop's 1st photo is autosomal barring, barring on part of the bird or something else. It does look barred rather than multiple laced, but the photo is not giving any secrets away.
     
  9. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Quote:Thats a grey silkie hen. The hens have some barring on the wings. Thats how you can tell hens from roosters at an early age. Grey or also called silver, is like a partridge with out the red color pigments from what I understand. I may be wrong.
     
  10. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Well, I have gotten partridge and grey out of my blue and black pen, and have gotten all white chicks out of my black pair.

    I also have what supposedly came out of my blue roo to buff hen, a chick that is looking to be a splash so far. I love the surprises, but frankly want it to stop now. Course, I suppose it will for a while, I lost my nice blue hen, lost my blue rooster and my nice black hen has uncurable crookneck it seems so cannot be introduced back to the coop.
     

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