At what age did your silkie males start mating at?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bryam, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 21 week old male silkie that is mating. I have never had one mate this early before! My male is a very light cream colour and the hen is a paint. So the colour of the chicks will be anybodies guess!

    At what age did your silkie roosters mate at?
     
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  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    21 weeks is 5.25 months. Sounds sort of right to me, but I dont know if silkeys are different than regular chickens
     
  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies usually are slower to develop. My hens only start laying at 6-7 months of age.

    Thanks for your help!
     

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