Leghorn roo + silkie hen Possible hatch?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Obyli, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Obyli

    Obyli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie hen started laying today for the first time and she is 23 weeks old. We thought she was a rooster and now I end up with 4 hens and no silkie rooster. I ve seen my hen mated with my leghorn rooster. If I put eggs in the future in the incubator, will my fertile egg hatch? I am worry that the leghorn size and silkie size not the same and when the little embryo is in there it won't fit the crossed breed
     
  2. Obyli

    Obyli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Herechicks

    Herechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had leghorn x silke and I usually get a chick that has a mohawk thing going on instead of a crest. And after they are born I can't tell if its a hen or a rooster. I've never gotten sex link chicks from them. They were all blue cause thier dad was a blue silkie and mom was a white leghorn. So ?????????????????? They don't have silkie feathers but they usually do end up with feathers that aren't barred.
     
  5. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    according to that thread.. the dad needs be a leghorn and the mom a silkie to get the sex-links.
     
  6. Herechicks

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    oh okay cool [​IMG] might have to try that [​IMG] If I can get anymore chickens.
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:is the OTHER WAY around, Dad needs to be Silkie and the hen Leghorn...[​IMG]
     

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