Can silkies mate with larger breeds?

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

  1. tgblldog70

    tgblldog70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Yes they can. I've had several bantam drakes mate full size ducks. Fertility may be a bit reduced but it's defiantly possible.
     
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