do you have any silkie crosses?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Silkie-Feet, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wanted to know what a silkie/cochin cross looked like. i am going to be breeding a partridge cochin with a white silkie and i would like to know what it would look like before i breed them. here is a pic of the both of them:

    pic of the female cochin.
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    pic of white silkie
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    any or all help will be apreactiated.
     
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  2. tstoikes

    tstoikes Out Of The Brooder

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    My "mutt" chickens have cochin and silkie in their backgrounds. You will get soft feathered birds (None with silkie feathers) they will have feathered legs and feet, some will have the extra toe and you may get the dark skin and possibly blue ears. After a generation or two you will on occasion get birds with silkie feathers but white skin, and/or red combs. They will be docile since both parent strains are calm birds. I have also Americauna blood in my flock and both the cochin and silkie blood seems to calm the regular bantam aggressiveness.
    My question is the purpose of crossing them. I had a silkie hen and the neighbors seabright rooster started visiting is how I got into the mixed breeds... Right now I have silkies, silver laced wyandotts and a bantam cochin along with my mutts (I suppose technically I could call them easter eggers)
     
  3. tstoikes

    tstoikes Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh by the way - they will probably resemble the silkie. My first generation crosses tend to resemble silkies with smooth feathers. And they may show a slight poof on the head possibly whiskers depending on if yours is a bearded or non bearded silkie. Hope this helps
     
  4. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that does help, my purpose for crossing them is that my coop is split into 2. A silkie trio and my only partridge hen on 1 side.

    and on the other side is a bunch of muts with a few pure breeds i bought this spring. so im breeding my cochin with my bantam silkies cause my big chickens harrase her.
     
  5. serendipityfarm

    serendipityfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my little baby at about 4 weeks. Mom = White Silkie, Dad = Mille Fleur Cochin
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    I know it's not that helpful as to what he/she will look like full grown, but they sure are cute!
     
  6. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much, those pics help.

    here is an idea will it work? i know the white in silkies is recessive so cant you keep breeding the cochin/silkie crosses with the white silkies till the chicks get the black skin,walnut combs,5 toes and silkie feathering with the cochin color?if u could do that, u could have a new silkie color!
     
  7. serendipityfarm

    serendipityfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would make sense, at least to me, but I can't imagine it's that easy or wouldn't someone already have done it???
    My little one has the 5 toes, yellow skin though. And so far I can't tell on the comb, but looks wider than a single. I guess we'll see! I only have the one Silkie, so don't have much to work with as far as breedinack, but I guess I lucked out in that the one I do have is White!
    If I understand correctly, the Silkie feather is a recessive also (which is why the first generation is smooth feathered). So, breeding that back to Silkie, you'd get a 50/50 Silkied/Smooth. That's my take anyway, but maybe someone else here knows more about the genetics than me.
     
  8. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my showgirl cochin mix[​IMG]
     
  9. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone else have pics of silkie mixes?
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have some ... let me go find some pictures ...
    I hatched out a Silkie Cross today! [​IMG]
    Mother: White Silkie X Sultan Bantam Father: Blue Jersey Giant Roo = Black Silkie??? He is so adorable! [​IMG]
    I'm wearing an apron and he/she is asleep in the pocket! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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