I want to breed more "Liberace"s - can anyone advise?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Lisser, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Back in March, I picked out 10 mixed breed chicks from a friend of a friend. One of them ended up like this:

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    And a pic taken a couple months ago:

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    Obviously he is part Silkie - but he mostly has "regular" feathers, and I think he is bigger than pure silkies. He is beautifully feathered up one side and down the other, and he is by far our most docile chicken. We LOVE [​IMG] him! His name is Liberace.

    I went back to the farm where he came from, hoping to find some others that looked like him, but all I saw were some sickly-looking silkies - did not want to risk bringing any diseases to my farm so I didn't get them. The other breeds at the farm were Delawares, RIR's, BR's, Cochins, Wyandottes (GLW and SLW), and EE's - and many mixes. I saw some Polish too but I think they were bought this year, not full grown.

    Can you help me guess what combination of breeds he might be? My niece and nephews just love him and I would love to make more "Liberaces" so they can have their own. I am going to order some more pullets soon. Should I get a white silkie pullet and then breed the offspring back to a different breed? I've read here on BYC that white is dominant so is it possible he was a result of a white silkie crossed with a breed of another color? Does anyone have any suggestions as how I could create a breed of Liberaces?

    Thanks so much!

    [​IMG] Melissa
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cochin-silkie cross
     
  4. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of the other breeds that were there, I would say silkiexcochin.
     
  5. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great! Thanks y'all!!
     
  6. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first guess was Sultan. Then it was a Silkie/Polish cross. Whatever, Liberace is a cool looking dude.
     

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