Black Rosecomb x Lavender Silkie

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkieluver_07, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    My black rosecomb Brianna decided to go broody a week after I got her from a BYC member. She started laying eggs, and I decided to let her set on them even though they weren't fertile. I put two fertile silkie eggs under her so she could hatch those two out.

    Lo and behold, these chicks start hatching out at day 19! And my 4 month old lavender silkie rooster HAS to be the father! (Unless she was mated without me seeing while she was free-ranging.)

    The chicks are pure black, with black skin, five toes, and feathered feet. So far she has five chicks. I will post pictures tomorrow!
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    and they spread and spread and spread....
     
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:I didn't think the boy would be fertile at 4 months old! I was thinking maybe five or six months but not that young...
     

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