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EE and Silky cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by marymac, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Silky roos which are mating my 3 EE's. Now I'm wondering what their chicks might look like. Has anyone got any pictures of these crosses. Could I end up with a silky that lays colored eggs?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    First generation silkie crosses are typically smooth feathered unless both birds have silkie in their genetic make-up. You may get birds with five toes like the silkie, or not. Colors will be wild and pretty for sure. They will be "toppies" which means they'll have some sort of crest on their head. Combs will likely be larger than a pea comb and smaller than the walnut comb. Skin tends to be anywhere from grey to black.

    And they stand a good chance of laying green eggs if the mother lays green/blue eggs.
     
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  3. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I have 1, it is very pretty. Feathered like a EE but black feathered feet, and a longer feathers on top of her/his head. When I go outside in a while I will get a picture for you.
     
  4. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    Mary Howdy --I am In Hubbard Nice to see a local -
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    My mom lived ten years In Newton Falls - Very nice town and nicer people --
    Hope you'll come to the Canfield Show we have a fun time
     
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  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Here's my silkie x EE, she's black with a bit of red bleeding through in the hackles. She's between bantan and large fowl size, but closer to LF. She has 5 teos, semi-feathered feet, black skin, bluish earlobes, walnut comb and lays a greenish blue, silkie-sized egg.

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  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I have 7 Silkie/EE crosses so far...I really like them.

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    (This is my only one laying so far and I get a pretty blue egg from her)
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  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    wow that is a very nice looking mix, might have to try....
     
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eastern, Kentucky
    those are some nice silkie mixes SO PRETTY!
     
  9. Byrdj

    Byrdj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lilpeeps,

    Nice looking pullet. What were the colors of the silkie and EE?
     
  10. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!!!! I'm all eggcited now!! They are all so cute and dainty looking. Those are some nice birds you all have. I would love to see some more if any body has them.
     

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