Breeding bantams and large fowl

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenkeeper12, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. chickenkeeper12

    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everybody, yesterday I found out that I have a silkie rooster. I have 4 silkies that are around twelve weeks old and 9 layers. I have a barred rock, barred rock bantam, buff Orpington, two RIR, americauna, Red Cross, polish, and houdan. My family and I really want chicks but don't want to have an incubator and when a hen goes broody have her raise them. I was wondering if it was possible if a silkie rooster would successfully mate with one of the large breeds.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Very likely he will try. You may get fertile eggs.
     
  3. chickenkeeper12

    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thank you. Also if you separate one of the large hens and the roo is there a higher chance than if you kept him with the whole flock.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] It is possible, but why do you want to breed with him and the larger breeds?
     
  5. chickenkeeper12

    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we love our silkies and our barred rocks so I was just wondering if we could. We like different looking chickens.
     
  6. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little sultan mounts my large silver laced wyandottes and mates with them. I haven't hatched out any of those eggs to see what they would look like. I am sure your silkie would be able to mate with everyone as long as she lets him. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenkeeper12

    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thanks.
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC and I hope it all works out for you!! [​IMG]
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     

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