Crossing silkies with other breeds?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by ashleynicole, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. ashleynicole

    ashleynicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My question is if you cross a Silkie with any other breed are the offspring always going to have 5 toes? I'm trying to figure out if it was my Silkie roo or my Cochin too that mated with my sebright because the babies do not look like they are supposed too if she was bread by my sebright roo....the babies have feathered feet but only 4 toes
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In my experience first generation silky crosses are dark skinned and have 5 toes on each foot. I think the Cochin is the sire of your chicks.
     
  3. ashleynicole

    ashleynicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you when I get them out of the incubator I will post pics and maybe that will help identify as well
     
  4. ashleynicole

    ashleynicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ashleynicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. abbevilleoz

    abbevilleoz Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a Silkie X Buff Orpington cross. Sire is a white, hatchery stock Silkie. Mother is a BO hen. She has five toes, olive shanks, crested, with feathered legs. My wife's favorite bird.
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  7. chilipeppers

    chilipeppers Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with this.
    On another note, has anyone crossed Cemani's with other breeds?
     
  8. chilipeppers

    chilipeppers Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice. What breed of chick is this?
     
  9. abbevilleoz

    abbevilleoz Overrun With Chickens

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    Ask @rossfam06.
     
  10. abbevilleoz

    abbevilleoz Overrun With Chickens

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    Is your avatar your bird?
     

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