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Silkie x Rhode Island Red? Anybody seen one?

post #1 of 16
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My little Buff Silkie roo (BigE Smalls) has found his way to the top of the pecking order with my large fowl hens. I have 4 RIRs, 2 BRs, and 2 BOs. His favorite girls are a couple of the RIRs. Their eggs are always fertile when I crack them.

Has anyone seen (or have) what a silkie x RIR cross would be? I'm so curious to know what they would look like if I ever decided to incubate any. DH is about at wits end with me right now though. He's built 2 coops and a tractor already this year just trying to keep up with my growing chick habit hmm

Please post any pics you might have or just describe, if you can. Would they be large fowl or the size of silkies? Would they be smooth feathered? This is random, but what color eggs to silkies lay (since it seems I'll never get any) roll

Thank you!

1 DH, 2 shih tzu children, 1 german short-haired pointer wild child, 1 screaming/squawking sun conure, 2 "hunting" cats, 17 hens (4 RIRs, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Buff Orps, 4 Blue Andalusians, 1 Splash Ameraucana, 1 Blue Ameraucana, 1 Black Ameraucana, 1 Partridge Cochin, 1 EE), 2 Buff Silkie roos, 1 Black Ameraucana roo, 4 silkie/cross chicks
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1 DH, 2 shih tzu children, 1 german short-haired pointer wild child, 1 screaming/squawking sun conure, 2 "hunting" cats, 17 hens (4 RIRs, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Buff Orps, 4 Blue Andalusians, 1 Splash Ameraucana, 1 Blue Ameraucana, 1 Black Ameraucana, 1 Partridge Cochin, 1 EE), 2 Buff Silkie roos, 1 Black Ameraucana roo, 4 silkie/cross chicks
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post #2 of 16

This link has a pic of a silkie X BO roo. and most all sikie X  LF breeds looks like this, normal feathering and tufted.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=254459&p=3


Edited by RAREROO - 11/9/09 at 3:53pm
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post #3 of 16
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Thanks so much for the info... I don't see the link hu

I have a BO that he likes a lot. I'm curious to see the silkie x BO pic smile

1 DH, 2 shih tzu children, 1 german short-haired pointer wild child, 1 screaming/squawking sun conure, 2 "hunting" cats, 17 hens (4 RIRs, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Buff Orps, 4 Blue Andalusians, 1 Splash Ameraucana, 1 Blue Ameraucana, 1 Black Ameraucana, 1 Partridge Cochin, 1 EE), 2 Buff Silkie roos, 1 Black Ameraucana roo, 4 silkie/cross chicks
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1 DH, 2 shih tzu children, 1 german short-haired pointer wild child, 1 screaming/squawking sun conure, 2 "hunting" cats, 17 hens (4 RIRs, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Buff Orps, 4 Blue Andalusians, 1 Splash Ameraucana, 1 Blue Ameraucana, 1 Black Ameraucana, 1 Partridge Cochin, 1 EE), 2 Buff Silkie roos, 1 Black Ameraucana roo, 4 silkie/cross chicks
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post #4 of 16

OH yeah, it probably would have helped if I had remembered to post the link. Duh  LOL  Anyway, I went back and edited the orginal post and it's there.

Sorry about that

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post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks so much for the link. I pm'ed the owner to see what the size is. It's hard to tell in the pics. You would hardly know they were silkie crosses except for the Elvis hairdo smile So cute love

1 DH, 2 shih tzu children, 1 german short-haired pointer wild child, 1 screaming/squawking sun conure, 2 "hunting" cats, 17 hens (4 RIRs, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Buff Orps, 4 Blue Andalusians, 1 Splash Ameraucana, 1 Blue Ameraucana, 1 Black Ameraucana, 1 Partridge Cochin, 1 EE), 2 Buff Silkie roos, 1 Black Ameraucana roo, 4 silkie/cross chicks
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1 DH, 2 shih tzu children, 1 german short-haired pointer wild child, 1 screaming/squawking sun conure, 2 "hunting" cats, 17 hens (4 RIRs, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Buff Orps, 4 Blue Andalusians, 1 Splash Ameraucana, 1 Blue Ameraucana, 1 Black Ameraucana, 1 Partridge Cochin, 1 EE), 2 Buff Silkie roos, 1 Black Ameraucana roo, 4 silkie/cross chicks
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post #6 of 16

These are my 2 Silkie/EE hens with their daddy who is an EE.  Their mama was a blue Silkie.  They're closer to standard size than bantam, but not as large as my straight EE hens.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/15626_dscn1910.jpg

1 great DH, 1 DS, 1 DD, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse, & a few Silkies, Easter Eggers, and Cochins.

 

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1 great DH, 1 DS, 1 DD, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse, & a few Silkies, Easter Eggers, and Cochins.

 

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post #7 of 16

Oh, and one of them lays a cream colored egg (like Silkies do) and the other lays a blue egg like EEs!


Edited by KellyHM - 11/9/09 at 8:40pm

1 great DH, 1 DS, 1 DD, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse, & a few Silkies, Easter Eggers, and Cochins.

 

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1 great DH, 1 DS, 1 DD, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse, & a few Silkies, Easter Eggers, and Cochins.

 

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post #8 of 16

Yep, I'm going to be crossing silkies with Orps and EEs to try to get a larger broody hen.  Let me know please what he owner says about the size.

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post #9 of 16

Do yours set well Kelly?

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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by RAREROO 

Do yours set well Kelly?


I've had to kick the blue one off the nest twice in the last month.  roll

1 great DH, 1 DS, 1 DD, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse, & a few Silkies, Easter Eggers, and Cochins.

 

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1 great DH, 1 DS, 1 DD, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse, & a few Silkies, Easter Eggers, and Cochins.

 

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