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At what age did your silkie males start mating at?

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I have a 21 week old male silkie that is mating. I have never had one mate this early before! My male is a very light cream colour and the hen is a paint. So the colour of the chicks will be anybodies guess!

At what age did your silkie roosters mate at?
Edited by Bryam - 12/14/15 at 4:27pm
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I have a 21 week old male silkie that is mating. I have never had one mate this early before! My male is a very light cream colour and the hen is a paint. So the colour of the chicks will be anybodies guess!

At what age did your silkie roosters mate at?


21 weeks is 5.25 months.  Sounds sort of right to me, but I dont know if silkeys are different than regular chickens

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Silkies usually are slower to develop. My hens only start laying at 6-7 months of age.

Thanks for your help!
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