can a silkie mate with....?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Flippacase, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Flippacase

    Flippacase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can a silkie rooster mate with a ri white, and vice versa. Even though a silkie is a bantam, and my ri white is large.
    just wondering because i have a ri white that is a confermed hen, and a silkie that the gennder i am not quite sure of. Thanks for your help.


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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    some bantams can "get it done" with a standard...just depends on the determination of the roo and the willingness of the hen....kinda like a chihuahua breeding a rottweiler (it's been done)... [​IMG]
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    now thats something to see... a rotten chin... [​IMG]
     
  4. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep... my silkie roo mates with "his girls" every day, they are all sex links of standard size - it's a balancing act, wham bam thank you ma'am (3 seconds!) - LOL!

    I love that my roos are so small and light, none of my hens have damaged feathers due to the mating [​IMG]
     
  5. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    now thats something to see... a rotten chin... [​IMG]

    Yeah, I didn't get to see them, but the owner said they looked like beefed up chichuahuas on steroids!!
     
  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:That's awesome! It would save me a small fortune on chicken aprons!! [​IMG]
     
  7. natkev

    natkev Out Of The Brooder

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    just depends on what size they are
     

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