White Silkie roo with black silkie hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GAhen, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. GAhen

    GAhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color babies do you get????
    I have a friend that has black hens and I was going to give him a White Roo.
    Just wandering...
     
  2. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it just depends... i have never even tried cross breeding with those two breeds. But i would also say most likely black or whight would be your best bet for those two.[​IMG]
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on what genes your white is hiding. There are a number of colors you could get from that breeding.
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    If the hens are truely black and the roo white, the chicks should be black. The chicks will be carrying the white gene and if you breed them back to a white again they should produce some white offspring.

    The second generation then should produce all white offspring. Once you get the white to show up you will then get any hidden genes popping out if the parents were not bred true.
     
  5. GAhen

    GAhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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