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Blue Silkie Roo and RIR?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by djennings, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2011
    Sabine Pass, TX.
    Can a blue silkie roo actually mate with an RIR hen? I have seen him try but they are a little taller than him. [​IMG]
  2. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2010
    Quote:It's entirely possible. Silkie's are pretty good sized for bantams, so I'd say yes. You should get some interesting chicks from that.
  3. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2010
    My red bantam cochin (not much bigger than my Silkie roos) had NO PROBLEM mating with my BR hens ... and I have a bunch of pint sized sexlinkes to prove it! Apparently, the girls found him much more handsome than my RIR roo ... He now resides in the bachelor pen until his cochin girls are old enough for him!
  4. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    My bantam d'Uccle rooster and EE hen successfully produced a chick (albeit a deformed one.) Why couldn't a Silkie and an RIR?

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