Americauna Rooster & Silkie hen???

Raekins

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 21, 2009
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Mukilteo, WA
So, I have never had a rooster before, and about 5 months ago we bought 4 RIR hens and 2 Americaunas that both turned out to be roosters. We already had 2 Silkie hens that are now around a year old. I let all of them wander around the yard together but a few minutes ago saw one of the roosters.. mounting? the silkie hen.. he stuck his foot down on her and grabbed her fluffy head with his mouth.. I feel stupid for asking, but is he.. mating.. with her?? Wouldnt she be too small for him??
 

CoopCrazy

Brooder Boss
10 Years
Mar 3, 2009
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Columbus,IN
Yep they are mating.... Standards and bantams can and do mate with eachother .. Just watch them carefuly as a standard roo can hurt a bantam ...
 

CityGirlintheCountry

Green Eggs and Hamlet
12 Years
Jul 7, 2007
6,950
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Middle TN
Be very careful with those two together. I foolishly put a couple of silkies in with a young ameraucana roo and he tore them up. He prefered them to the other girls. By the time I realized they weren't going to "work it out", he had really torn them up. They still haven't molted the feathers out and back in and look just pitiful. I moved them back into the banty pen and left him with only standard size hens.

Good luck!
 

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