Can standard roo mate with Silkie hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jenichick, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

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    Hubby and I want to know if our broody Silikes were possibly mated with our only roo, a standard Buttercup?? We've never seen him actually do anything with them, but he's tried. Has anyone evey seen a small standard mate with a Silkie??? [​IMG]
     

  2. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Songster

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    Most Likely! Our Bantam Cochin mated our Polish Top Hat! We have the hatched eggs for prof . Its one little ugly chic, but very sweet!
    I didn't think it would be possible at all because our Roo was
    soooo small and the Top Hats so large, but it did![​IMG]
     
  3. Yep, I only have silkie hens and standard roosters. (I now have a frizzle for them [​IMG] ) But i have hatched out some of the babies......not pretty!!!! [​IMG] Some of them only had an extra toe on one foot and some were small with regular feathers and they were all just not pretty! LOL [​IMG]
     
  4. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

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    Oh Yeah!
     
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

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    Yes and here's what can happen...
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  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    Frozenfeathers, Wow! What a beautiful bird!
     
  7. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    funny

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  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    yes. when my copper black marans started coming of age, they began breeding my three silkie hens that were in with them. They are big birds and i moved the silkies because I was afraid they would get hurt or worse. I did not try to incubate the eggs because I was not interested in marans/silkie crosses.
     
  9. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

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    Wow thanks, I guess their eggs might be fertile. I don't know if want to raise Butter-silks, or Silkybutters.......just curious, thanks....[​IMG]
     
  10. featherfooted

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    Yep, I have some Silkie/Brahma crosses where the dad was a Dark Brahma. My 5 Silkie hens run with the rest of my chickens and they will tell the larger chicken just what's what. I got large hens that run from my white Silkie hen, Snowflake.
     

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