my flock - what happens if my silkie is a roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chew593, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Chew593

    Chew593 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 6 birds all 4 weeks old. 4 are GCSL pullets and then I have an OEGB and a black silkie. What happens if my silkie breeds with a GCSL? Are there hazards in breeding bantams with standard size chickens.
    I am totally new at this and I'm just curious about genetics.
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Nope, nothing wrong with it.
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    The only thing you risk is injury to the smaller bird.... more common with a standard roo and bantam hen.
  4. Chew593

    Chew593 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If I allow a GCSL to go broody and the proud daddy is my silkie would the chicks be inedible when they grow up? I know a silkie is mainly a pet. Not very good eating.
  5. Chew593

    Chew593 Chillin' With My Peeps

  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Depends on which parent the chicks take after. Silkies are quite edible, as evident by PurpleChickens many posts, they just dont have much meat. Kinda like eating rice cakes or steak.... they are both edible, one is just much better than the other.
  7. speedabug

    speedabug Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    I have a white silkie mixed in with all my bantams. hes the dad of most of them and theres absolutely nothing wrong with them. I have heard that you can eat silkies. I watched that show bizarre foods and they eat it in another country. So why couldnt you eat them here.
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Most folks wouldn't care for the bruise-coloured meat [​IMG]
  9. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    what's a GCSL ?
  10. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    Quote:I think you will be ok just be sure to keep toenails and spurs trimmed.
    Good luck!!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by