Breeding a Silkie I have

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NCchickenlady, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. NCchickenlady

    NCchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    191
    1
    131
    May 4, 2008
    raleigh
    Ok I hope I posted in the right place so here it goes...

    I'm new at this so no laughing!![​IMG]

    I have 4 Silkies that I bought as a show prospect, actually 2 are beautiful and now I would like to breed them. I had NO intention of doing this in the beginning but people are asking sooooo...

    Problem

    I don't have a Rooster!

    I breed show dogs and know how that works how do you find a rooster "stud" for a breeding program??
    NO LAUGHING!!!
    [​IMG]

    I just want to breed them to a nice rooster and keep the look I like and have some quality Silkies...
    Anyone know how to go about this?
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    12,685
    53
    331
    Jan 11, 2007
    PA
    Post an ad in BST - Chickens to see if you can find one. There are also some great roosters posted on eggbid all of the time. Most folks will ship silkies, but maybe you'll get lucky and find one close to home. You didn't mention what color you're looking for, but you'll want to post that in your ad as well as the quality of bird you are seeking. Be sure to ask for pics so you can make a good decision on your selection.

    Good luck in your search.
    Jody
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    That is just what I was gonna say, hinkjc [​IMG]
     
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

    10,060
    201
    361
    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Beth, have you asked on the NC Poultry2 list?

    Quality Silkies are not always easy to breed and raise. Lots of fluff and low egg production. Research, research, research.
    Have fun on your adventure!
     
  5. NCchickenlady

    NCchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    191
    1
    131
    May 4, 2008
    raleigh
    Quote:Thanks!!

    I have a splash. I was thinking about going on the ASC list to see if anyone was around me.....
    I had her shipped from MI and I was a wreck the whole time..[​IMG]
     
  6. NCchickenlady

    NCchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    191
    1
    131
    May 4, 2008
    raleigh
    Quote:Not yeat, I was going to check with some peole but I did not know of anyone with show silkies...

    Thanks
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    You would be best off not breeding splash x splash. Too many generations with this crossing leads to washed out coloring. You would be much better off finding a black or blue male.

    black x splash = 100% blue
    blue x splash = 50% blue, 50% splash
    splash x splash = 100% splash

    I agree, check on eggbid, there are often some very nice birds for sale there.
     
  8. NCchickenlady

    NCchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    191
    1
    131
    May 4, 2008
    raleigh
    Quote:I was thinking of a nice blue boy...
    Here is a picture of my girl... Wet and still feathering out ...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    She's a bit dirty, but I can tell she is quite a nice bird! Do you show or plan to?
     
  10. NCchickenlady

    NCchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    191
    1
    131
    May 4, 2008
    raleigh
    Quote:thanks and yes she WAS dirty, she got a bath! I do want to show her and the blue one as well. I don't have any pics of her on this computer yet but soon...

    How do you find out about shows in the area???
    I'm in NC
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by