Silkie breeding plans

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Re: Silkie breeding plans

Post by Jaye » Thu May 02, 2019 2:49 pm

Very pretty hens! The second one looks to have almost charcoal colouring. Would a black/splash pairing result in 50/50 splash/black offspring?
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Re: Silkie breeding plans

Post by kenya » Thu May 02, 2019 3:56 pm

Black x splash would be 100% blue unless the hen you think is black is actually a dark blue then you would get 50 % splash and 50% blue.
I suspect my 2nd hen may actually be dark blue hard to tell till you breed them.
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Re: Silkie breeding plans

Post by kenya » Thu May 02, 2019 4:26 pm

Heres a picture of the 2 black hens with the blue roo in front, here they both look black compaired to him but you are correct she has a bluish under tone to her when seen on her own.
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Re: Silkie breeding plans

Post by Mfrase27 » Thu May 02, 2019 9:36 pm

I don’t have proper hens for him right now :/. The frizzle one chases around a mixed hen that he is with but even then, not too interested. And the other one, stormy, just hangs out with/under The Rooster (frizzle)- he’s only about 6 months old though. I need a hen BADLY. I had a painted silkie hen, but she passed a few months ago. Not sure what happened :(. I was told she was older, but not sure how old. If anyone can spare a silky hen or two, PM me! I search kijiji every day. I am trying to avoid roosters though. Right now the boys get along great so I don’t want to wreck that. And chicks won’t really solve my dilema.
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Re: Silkie breeding plans

Post by kenya » Fri May 03, 2019 9:13 am

The Wyoming sale is coming up end of may perhaps you could get something there. Post here that you are looking for a hen perhaps someone has one or knows someone who has one.
Unfortunatly this time of year its hard to get a hen, when I sell my hens I usually sell with a rooster as its usually the rooster I want to get rid of.
If your one boy is still young his attitude towards the frizzle could change drastically as he gets older or when a hen is added. I've had silkie boys together for years with some minor fights which they usually work out on their own. Hopefully someone has a hen for you.
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Re: Silkie breeding plans

Post by kenya » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:12 pm

Well my first chick from my blue male hatched, not sure which one is the mom though, hes with 2 blacks a partridge and a white hen, all beautiful girls. Anyway the chick is a beautiful silvery grey with an orange cast, kinda wondering if it isn't out of the partridge hen. Its lovely , nice feathering on the toes large vaulted scull. Can't wait to see what else I get, more hatching.
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Re: Silkie breeding plans

Post by windwalkingwolf » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:51 pm

Ooh, congratulations! When can we expect pictures of cute fluffybutts? :-D
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Re: Silkie breeding plans

Post by kenya » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:00 pm

Ok Heres pictures of his first 2, more hatching. You can see the first chick has a bluish undertone with a reddish overlay, the second chick is blue. Have to take a picture in daylight this doesn't show the true colour of the blue chick its a pretty silvery colour.
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Re: Silkie breeding plans

Post by Mfrase27 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:34 pm

Adorable!! 😍 They look beautiful
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Re: Silkie breeding plans

Post by Jaye » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:21 pm

It's a good thing you live too far away from me. They are such cute little fluff balls.
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