breeding silkies ? can i mix colors together

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenShell-A, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. ChickenShell-A

    ChickenShell-A Out Of The Brooder

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    can i mix differnt colored silkies together or do i have to stick to white with white blue whit blue black with black??? i would like to get all the differnt colors but i want to keep everyone in the same pen. can i do that if i want breed them and hatch the eggs??? what will i end up with??

    thank you
    ronda
     
  2. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    you can keep them in the same pen but if your going to separate them do pens like
    black/blue/splash you could put some white in with them but no whit roo or you will only get white offspring
    White by them selfs
    Red/Buff to keep the patchy miss coloration out of the buffs
    and any other colors shouldbe put together by color!
     
  3. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    As long as you don't plan on showing them it doesn't matter if you mix the colors...it's sometimes fun to see what you get!
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    If you want to hatch out pure colors, only blue, black, and splash can be kept in the same pen. All others must be kept seperate according to variety.
     

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