Anyone have Sex-link/silkie Crosses?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by encmanerabbitry, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. encmanerabbitry

    encmanerabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Opps! I went out this morning to find my silkie rooster in with my black sex link laying hens, having quite a "fun" time. I will probably still eat the eggs, but since I'm looking for eggs to hatch anyway, I wondered what the babies might look like. I would be keeping whatever I hatch.

    Does anyone have this cross or something like it? I'd love to see pictures to see if it would be best just to eat the eggs.
     
  2. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some! When I go out to worm today I'll take some pictures. The only way I knew they were part silkie is, they had some blue in their earlobes...Gloria
     
  3. encmanerabbitry

    encmanerabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Gloria! Also are they still good layers?
     
  4. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They haven't started laying yet but I don't see why they wouldn't be good layers. You could always breed them back to a Standard breed Cock.
     
  5. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a very good picture but she looks like she will be bigger then a silkie. She has a small topknot. I would think she would lay a medium size egg. Hope this helps.
     
  6. encmanerabbitry

    encmanerabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Gloria! I think I'll try hatching a few.
     
  7. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like to hatch sometimes just to see what I get.
     

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