EExSilkie cross

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NotTheMomma, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    There's a man that has the EExSilkie cross chicks for sale for $1 each. Says they are colored like an EE, and hatched from green eggs. Would the chicks carry the recessive silkie gene? Could any of them BE silkie in appearance? Could any of their offspring? IF one chick was a rooster, would it be ok to breed to my EEs? How big are silkies? Standard size? What colors could the eggs be?

    Don't tell my hubby, cause I've got 31 chicks now, but I wanna go get a dozen!
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I have 1 EE/silkie hen. she has regular feathers but I do know some could have silkie feathers. She isn't as small as my silkies, probably just a bit smaller then my standard size birds. She lays green eggs and yes you could breed to a EE.
     

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