Silkie Ducks 2017/2018

Available as male/female pairs and drakes; ask for specials on "drakes only"

In case you are unfamiliar with the difference between homozygous and heterozygous Silkies, here is a brief explanation:


   Homozygous Silkies carry 2 silkie genes and have the silky feathering; on the other hand, heterozygous Silkies carry only one gene for the silky feathering and are not silky feathered.  However, a mating that consists of one homozygous Silkie and one heterozygous Silkie will produce 1/2 homozygous (or silky feathered) Silkies and 1/2 heterozygous Silkies (carry, but do not express the silky feathering) .

   Heterozgyous x heterozygous → 1/4 homozygous, 1/2 heterozygous and 1/4 normal feathered & no silky gene.    Dave often recommends the homozygous x heterozygous  mating  because it generally improves productivity.

  The Silkies are only available as male/female pairs (and as drakes)—you may mix and match color varieties and/or homozygous and heterozygous.  Let us know if you have any questions. 

 

Homozygous Silkie drakes:

 

Homozygous Silkie hens:

Heterozygous Silkie drakes:

Heterozygous Silkie hens: