Will this make a paint like silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by guinea fowl galore, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    I have two silkies they are both white and I noticed a while ago that they both also have a couple of black feathers on them. If I breed these two together will the chicks be all white, all black or white and black? Or is it a 'don't know till you try it out' kind of thing.
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 2 hens that have one black feather and they have produced offspring with black feathers.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    A couple stray black feathers usually means it's just a white with something leaking. Even black x dominant white can sometimes create white birds with a couple stray black feathers.
     
  4. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    So would I just be wasting my time trying to make a paintish one? or is there still a small chance?
     

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