Is my Barred Rock Roo Mating with my Silkie?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicksgalore, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a huge barred rock rooster in with my silkies (they were raised together) along with some barred rock hens, australorps and EE's. The silkie hen is really little and I have some silkie roos with her but do you think the barred rock, um, you know...I guess I should separate them for a while before hatching any silkie eggs?
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Careful because large breed birds can break bantams backs while trying to mate with them. But if you separate her and him in a different pen you might get some beautiful babies.
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Does her eggs have the bullseye in them? If so, then I guess he has!
     
  4. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    He probably has...the only way to know is to hatch some! Hatch-away!!!
    ~Rebecca [​IMG]
     
  5. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her eggs are fertile but there are 3 silkie roosters in there, too, as well as a polish. I'd like to separate all my "kinds" for hatching but how long will I need to have them separated to be sure the egg is fertilized by the right rooster?
     

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