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Breeding Plymouth rocks and Silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenLove6, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. ChickenLove6

    ChickenLove6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I have a silkie hen who is broody, but sadly because of this, she has stopped laying.
    But I really want to start breeding my own chickens instead of buying fertile eggs, So I was wondering,
    Could I breed my silkie cockerel, Stanley, with my Plymouth rock hen, Gloria?
    Stanely is around 9-10 months old and Gloria is 1 year and 2 months old.
    They are both very healthy, and Stanley has already 'tried' to mate with her.
    Thanks for reading please help!!!

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  2. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait until the hen is not broody. I would keep my chickens pure and not crossbreed.
     
  3. ChickenLove6

    ChickenLove6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, Just out of curiosity would it even be possible? Would the chicks be 'normal' (strong,healthy?)
    Thanks :)
     
  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    yes they would be normal.... but guess what? if you cross your silkie roo over the rock hen you would be creating sex links.... cool
     

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