Cross-breeding question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by W.CharltonChickens, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. W.CharltonChickens

    W.CharltonChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy folks,

    Probably a silly question, but... would a Silkie roo try to breed with a standard hen? I have a Wellsummer hen, and I'll be adding my six new pullets in several weeks. I'm going to be building a larger coop for them all. The ducks will get the old coop. If I don't have to keep the roo separate, then that would be preferable. But, I don't want them to inter-breed. So, I'll separate them if I have to.

    Thanks all,

    Todd
     
  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep. We have a Silkie and he is very successful with the ladies. Any roo will try and I know that almost all will get it right sometime. [​IMG]
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Yep. A cock is a cock is a cock. Don't let his frilly plumage fool you. Silkie males are like any other; indiscriminate breeders and ever ready to mount anything even remotely resembling a hen.

    Even a football isn't safe. Bowling ball bags? Fahgeddaboudit!

    He wont care, as long as he can and she is even the least bit willing.



    He's a genuine force of nature. Stand in awe before him.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009
  4. W.CharltonChickens

    W.CharltonChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    hehehe.... ok, separate they remain then [​IMG] Thanks!

    Todd
     

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