Need help picking out a silkie rooster

henney penny

10 Years
Nov 21, 2009
Northern Maine
I have some nice looking hens and want to purchase a rooster.I have been told that they need to have black wattles,is this true? Please help me to get the right rooster for my girl.Pictures would be a big help. What to look for etc.

Sonoran Silkies

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
Tempe, Arizona
You would get faster results posting your question on one of the silkie threads, or simply looking at the photos there. You want birds with mulberry coloured (or darker) comb and wattles. You also want turquoise earlobes, a variety that is compatible with your girls since you plan to breed. You want to emphasize any traits they are lacking, and you don't want to bring in undesirable traits.

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