White X Blue= Results?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Break an Egg, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white silkie cockerel and a blue silkie pullet. What would the cross make?

    What about white silkie cockerel X a buff silkie pullet?

    I am so confused. [​IMG]
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I hope you get your answer...are you selling silkie eggs?
     
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They haven't started laying yet, soon though. I am new to chickens, so I haven't bought or sold eggs. I probably will though.

    I would like to get more silkies before I do.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I am not too good on genetics, but I believe white has all the colors hidden so that the results of a cross could be very unpredictable.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    White does tend to hide color, so unless you know what exactly the genetic makeup is of the white bird, I agree the results are unpredictable. You will have to mate them to see what you get if you don't know the white's history.

    Jody
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    With white roo and blue and black pullets, I had more blues and black chicks out of my crosses on my Amercuana bantams. No white chicks at all! No splash ones either. Funny quirks of genetics on the quads.
     

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