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silkie genetics
« on: August 01, 2010, 21:59 »
i have 2 white beared bantam silkie girls, does anyone know what i could get if i put a blue silkie beared  bantam boy with them. i cant decided to put a blue or to buy a white boy for them. any thoughts would be brilliant.

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 10:30 »
I mixed black and white silkies and I got black and white babies :)

I personally would get a white bearded silkie boy but I like things to be the same so thats just me :)
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 13:08 »
I've got 2 white Silkie hens and a cuckoo silkie hen running with Klaus my lovely big Golden boy. 

So far I've had mostly gold offspring, with several cuckoo's and 1 BLACK one!!  I'm not into genetics, but it looks like the Gold dominates over the white, so what is more dominant in your case I wonder?  the blue??

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 14:16 »
I don't know about specific Silkie genetics and the dominance of White.  so ou have two scenarios :)

If Silkies have Dominant white, crossing a blue cock with a white hen would result in 50% white cocks and 50% white hens.

If Silkies do no thave dominant white, crossing a blue cock with a white hen would result in 25% blue hens, 25% black hens, 25% blue cocks and  25% black cocks

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Re: silkie genetics
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 16:15 »
I think we have decided to keep to a white beared boy if we can find one which is a lot harded than i thought, so i am going to salisbury on saturday they have a pair for sale so i could end up with a trio!

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Re: silkie genetics
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 22:11 »
These are the offspring from my Golden/Buff Silkies
Gorgeous

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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 22:39 »
What a great colour combination. 

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 22:45 »
Awww they are lovely Spider!

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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2010, 17:00 »
i have 2 white beared bantam silkie girls, does anyone know what i could get if i put a blue silkie beared  bantam boy with them. i cant decided to put a blue or to buy a white boy for them. any thoughts would be brilliant.

The vast majority of white silkies in this country are recessive white, so the white will 'disappear' on the first cross and reappear in various proportions of back crosses, sibling crosses etc.
If your blue boy comes from a good line, all his offspring will be black or blue, if not, you could get almost anything that doesn't involve white, or it's blue variation, e.g. blue partridge. Either way, you will have a lot of split gene pairs, and it would take a lot of work to get a colour that breeds true.

White to white will give white, no surprises. :D
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Re: silkie genetics
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2010, 18:20 »
thanks for all your help, i have brought another pair of white beared silkies, i now have a goup of 4 so i am really happy. i am not really sure if the silkie i thought was a male isnt really a girl 20 weeks and no crowing. i will just have to wait for an egg to see.     

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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2010, 23:43 »
OOOh, a bonus girlie. Whats the comb like? boys have quite significantly different heads, and legs and feet are much bigger in boys, though you do need some the same age to compare them to.  I think a white cockie was a good decision  :D

Let me know if you ever want to do some egg swapsies.

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Re: silkie genetics
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2010, 06:48 »
You are welcome to some of my eggs if you want them :)

Dont want anything in return :nowink: wont be hatching for the foreseeable future.

Spider :)

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Re: silkie genetics
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2010, 11:57 »
Hi, as so as i have some spare eggs i will let you know and you will be most welcome, the boy has just started treating so hopefully it wont be to long.



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