new here looking for silkie advise

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by birdbaby213, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. birdbaby213

    birdbaby213 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello , i have only owned chickens for a few years in my adult life, silkies and polish crested have always been my favorites but i only just got my self my first[​IMG][/IMG]/www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/5588139/width/200/height/400[/IMG] silkie trio that has turned out to be all roos . So i am rehoming them and hatching beardeds . One question i have is is there any reson for me too keep a non beared roo in my flock. I have done tons of reading of threads on this page and many other sights as well and one thing i know is silkies have black skin , well my black one doesn't and idk but there is just something different about him , i wonder if he has some creasted or something in there and if so what .i do not intend on showing but would love to come up with interesting looking babies , so should i keep him ? i would love input from people with real experience .
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]if you are just breeding for pets or for yourself I don't see a problem. Otherwise people may not be interested in buying the ofspring. Silkies are hard to sex - some breeders will not offer them till 4-5 mos. if they are confident of what sex they have to sell.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, birdbaby213, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! I know nothing about the topic you posted so I'll just say best wishes and have fun!!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If you don't intend to show, why not keep him? He's a beauty - welcome to BYC.
     

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