Barred Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BlueLagoonRabbitry, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it be possible to breed barred silkies?
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    well there is already cuckoo, but for a true barred (if there aren't any already) you could probably use a barred cochin, but it would take a while.....
    Oooh, maybe I should sell my barred silkiexcochin for that, maybe someone would want the weiner [​IMG]
     
  3. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would the price be for your cross?
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I've been trying to give him away [​IMG] I just have too many roos. Honestly, I don't think the expense of shipping would be worth it. I think shipping plus box would be around $75 +/- [​IMG]
     
  5. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang what color is he?
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    black and white
    straight feathered cochin x silkie with a small crest.
    Maybe you can wait to see if anyone can tell you if someone is working on barred silkies......
     
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  7. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    barred silkie???
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Because of the structure of the silkie feathers, I am not surea barred would be possible. Well if it was possible to breed, I am not sure if you could actually 'see're barring accurately
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    You could see the barring; it is very obvious on cuckoo. But I don't think you would be able to tell the difference between barred and cuckoo.

    The difficulty is getting the skin dark--it takes crossover, which can take a number of generations. Cuckoos are at the point where some have really dark skin.

    I doubt shipping and box would be that expensive--$60 max, and depending on how close the purchaser is it could be much less.
     
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Quote:I have never personally shipped, just going by what I was told.....I am in Maine.....but even still, I don't think he is worth $60 [​IMG]
     

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