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#32916 - 10/02/08 03:50 AM black silkie chicks
Sally Omolly Offline
Bantam

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 70
Loc: Sweden
I have hatched black silkiebantams. Some from my own and some from denmark.

My own silkiechicks are totally black and the chicks from denmark have light belly and white wingtips.

I have never seen this on silkies, only on other black breeds. I guess it will disappear when they are adult.

My question is, should i breed on this chicks from denmark?

Is the geen for this white tips recessive or dominant? If its dominant i could breed on them and sort them out.

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#32917 - 10/02/08 04:13 AM Re: black silkie chicks
Wombat Offline
Chicken

Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 87
Loc: Australia
I would say that your own are probably eb and the ones with the light bellies are E.
In my opinion your eb chicks are vastly superior.

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#32918 - 10/02/08 06:47 AM Re: black silkie chicks
Sally Omolly Offline
Bantam

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 70
Loc: Sweden
Is E dominant?

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#32919 - 10/02/08 06:49 AM Re: black silkie chicks
Sally Omolly Offline
Bantam

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 70
Loc: Sweden
Could i save offsprings from the light bellys+black bellys? The ones with black bellys? Or do they carry the gen?

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#32920 - 10/02/08 08:38 AM Re: black silkie chicks
Sigi Offline
Ruler of the Roost

Registered: 11/23/06
Posts: 1150
Loc: Holland
All black silkie bantams come from here, they went to Denmark in the 80's.
All black silkies feather out black so chick down is unimportant.
When there's a cock that shows some gold or silver in hackle, don't use it, the hens never have it.
They are made from white silkie bantams (what's in them? we don't know), black Japanese bantams/Chabo, black Cochin bantams, white Sabelpoot (what's in them?).
Since the black silkie bantams all feather out black, the only things you have to select for is volume and broadness.
In other words, just try them.

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#32921 - 10/10/08 12:35 PM Re: black silkie chicks
Sonoran Silkies Offline
Flock Leader

Registered: 10/09/08
Posts: 345
Loc: Arizona
Which gene(s) cause off-coloured hackes in silkies?

and why is eb (brown) (as compared with E (extended black)or ER (birchen)is a superior choice for black silkies?

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