can you keep showgirls with silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redchicken, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. redchicken

    redchicken Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Eastern Pa
    I was wondering because we might get some but only if we can keep them with our silkies
  2. Cheekon

    Cheekon Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    I don't see why you couldn't.
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Considering Showgirls are from Silkie stock, there shouldn't be any reason you couldn't.
  4. Kristina

    Kristina Songster

    Apr 30, 2007
    South Louisiana
    You absolutely can. [​IMG] If you get a showgirl roo and put him with your silkie hens you have the chance to make plenty showgirl babies [​IMG]

    Mine live together [​IMG]
  5. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    yes u can keep them together. it's how we improve our sg lines to give them better traights and quality. you breed them back to the silkie to get the quality ya need in the sg's. sg's originated by crossing a silkie to a turken. i have pure silkie pens and i have sg/silkie pens. they all act just like a silkie does. if u breed a silkie to a sg u will hatch 50% silkies and 50% sg's. a sg to sg mateing usually thows a 20-30% of silkies.

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