White Silkie X Splash Silkie?

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  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure yet... but i think my splash chick may be a rooster... and i have a white hen so if i were to breed them, what would i get?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could get white, or a lighter version of your splash rooster. It also depends on any other, color genes, they may be carrying.
     
  3. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Short answer? No way of knowing.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Ms.FuzzyButts :

    You could get white, or a lighter version of your splash rooster. It also depends on any other, color genes, they may be carrying.

    No. White is NOT a diluter. It is an off switch that prevents you from seeing the colours and patterns that the bird carries. Every white can be completely different, so there is no answer.

    To show you, go to the chicken calculator and select any non-white variety you choose. Modify individual genes is you like. Then modify the colour gene (C+) to c/c--recessive white, and note that you now have a white bird. Start over again, selecting a different variety. Then change it to recessive white (c/c). Keep trying until you understand that any set of colour or pattern genes can be hidden behind white.​
     
  5. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Chicken Calculator???? Where can I find it???
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  7. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that's cool.....totally don't understand it, but cool.
    I'll have to play around with it, study up on genetic coloring and learn a little German.
    Then.....well I probably still won't get it.

    Thanks.
     
  8. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
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    Quote:No. White is NOT a diluter. It is an off switch that prevents you from seeing the colours and patterns that the bird carries. Every white can be completely different, so there is no answer.

    To show you, go to the chicken calculator and select any non-white variety you choose. Modify individual genes is you like. Then modify the colour gene (C+) to c/c--recessive white, and note that you now have a white bird. Start over again, selecting a different variety. Then change it to recessive white (c/c). Keep trying until you understand that any set of colour or pattern genes can be hidden behind white.

    Ahh, I see. Thank you! I am still learning. I guess that is why I have a separate PQ pen. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:It has English as well as Dutch (no German, lol) titling and instructions. If you really want, there is probably a German version out there, or Henk could make one for you [​IMG]
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Ms.FuzzyButts :

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    Ahh, I see. Thank you! I am still learning. I guess that is why I have a separate PQ pen. [​IMG]

    I refer to that as my "layer flock." They have lots of boys to keep them company.​
     

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