Originally Posted by doveone52
I have a blond crested that I wanted to mate with a white silky to get a blond crested silky but wouldn't you know the hen absolutely HATES the male. She's never been agressive to anything except HIM!
I don't know why...but it seems harder and takes longer to pair up Crested Ringnecks. I find they are very fussy about choosing their mates or the mates you pick for them. But give them time and they will eventually come around to except each other. I have that Crested Silky hen pictured set up with an Apricot male, he's normal feathered, for about 3 months now. She loves him but he couldn't stand her up until the other day. Still pecking her now and then but at least now I see hope.
Crested is a recessive gene so the offspring I get from this pair will not be Crested but they will all carry the Crested gene. Both parents have to have the Crested gene to get Crested offspring. So next season...I can set their offspring up with another Crested or one that carries Crested and a percentage will be Crested. I'm working on getting a Apricot Crested Silky and a Champagne Crested Silky.