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Does anyone have any silkie crosses, and with what?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jason_mazzy, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Songster

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    I am interested in obtaining and learning about silkie crosses. I was thinking a silkie crossed with a plymouth barred would be great. If you found a good bird you would have a decent sized decent laying and broody female. Anyone brought silkie into a layer or meat bird and wind up with a good sized mama?
     

  2. Did you see what a nut I've been over my Silkie crosses? Oh I love them. They are the sweetest things, and not bad looking.
    DannyBoy is 18 weeks old today: looks like a blue rosecomb, but pet him and its like velvet pudding in your hands, he's soooooo soft:
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    Thanks for the chance to post his picture again. Old ladies like me are thrilled when we learn a new techie skill, like uploading and posting photos!
     
  3. averytds

    averytds Songster

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    I have some LF Brahma/Silkie crosses. Don't remember exactly how old they are....8wks maybe. Won't know for awhile longer, but currently I'd still consider them to favor bantam size more.
     
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Songster

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    I have a silkie crossed with something i am not sure of. she is really pretty with orange and black markings. she just laid her first egg yesterday
     
  5. partrige plymoth roc hen k and silkiee roo cross she lays a light color bantum egg
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    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011
  6. msdoolittle

    msdoolittle Songster

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    I had 3 Bantam Cochin/Silkie crosses. Of course, they all turned out roos. One was this really crazy, just unreal coloration (he was eaten by a coon), and the other 2 are white with walnut combs. The larger one is well...pretty ugly, but the smallest one has the build of a Silkie with the hard feathering and fullness of a Cochin. :0)
     
  7. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Songster

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    I think I would like to get some if anyone has any in NC or SC area
     

  8. averytds

    averytds Songster

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    KS
    Darn, too bad you're not closer. [​IMG]
     

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