Can silkies mate with larger breeds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tgblldog70, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. tgblldog70

    tgblldog70 Chirping

    Jul 20, 2011
    Fort Wayne, IN
    We are putting our EE rooster up for sale, and would like to put two of our larger silkie roosters with the flock of silver laced wyndott, buff orphingtons and EE/IB hens. But is this a mission impossible? We like hatching and want to make sure they will be fertile eggs. I looked up on the board but I never saw an actual answer just more or less comments for the silkies to get ladders and such. So has anyone successfully mated with a silkie roo with regular sized hens? TIA
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

    Dec 22, 2009
    Yes they can. I've had several bantam drakes mate full size ducks. Fertility may be a bit reduced but it's defiantly possible.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2012

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