Anyone have a Silkie x Pekin?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Animalian, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
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    Just saw a few for sale, they are described a "permanently look like chicks"
    Anyone have any pictures of theirs?
    Are they super duper broody considering that both the parent breeds are renowned for it?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I just received a cochin (pekin) x silkie from a BYCer, but it's a cockerel. He's 5 months old and is feathered normally.


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  3. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    Aww it still has the little poof on his head though!

    Handsome boy [​IMG]

    I'm looking for a broody bird for my flock, I don't really like how poofy silkies are, and pekins I'd be worried about the heat with such thick feathering. The cross seems to give a good 'in-between" looking broody bird.
     
  4. ZoeZoo

    ZoeZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heritage breeds are also very broody birds (buckeyes, dominiques, etc.) if you wanted to look into those.

    I love your roo, gritstar!
     
  5. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    My PR has gone broody for me! So looks like she'll be filling the place of 'broody girl" hehe

    but still, any more pics? I love the look of this cross
     
  6. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    here are some- kinda cute...
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  7. henmad

    henmad Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my favorite hens is our little Silkie Pekin Cross. She's a great layer, five or six eggs a week, right through the winter.
    She's always been friendly since she was a chick. She is not overly broody...like our orpington. When she shows signs of broodiness
    I take extra care to not let any eggs accumulate in the nest box.
     
  8. Dowie

    Dowie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ADORABLE!
     
  9. Jane1234

    Jane1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    How cute! I own silkies and pekens but not cross. The pekins are friendly little things. I love the foot feathers
     
  10. henmad

    henmad Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are a few of our Silkie Pekin Crosses when they were chicks. They're all grown up now and the Black one is Broody at the moment. Number 3 is a Boy
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    on the last photo of the four chicks the first one is a Lavander Araucana but the other three are Silkie Pekin Cosses
     
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