I have a (maybe) dumb question....is there a rule on what breed roosters mate with silkies? I am new to raising silkies. only been raising chickens for a year and a half. I never had roosters or silkies before this spring. I now have 2 olive egger roosters (born this spring) 1 olive egger pullet,5 silkies not sure yet what sex also born this spring and 9 leghorn hens about 19 months old.
This is JMHO mind you - a timid gentle Silkie hen should probably not be mated/mounted by any male larger than herself. A Silkie hen is only 2 to 2.25-lbs so could be hurt mounted by a 7 to 9-lb large fowl roo and some roos can be really brutal on hens - I hear there can be some gentlemanly roos but I've never seen one myself. Now if you can get a male Silkie to mount a 6-lb hen that would be hilarious as our little guy never could catch the 4.5-lb Leghorn to mount her!