New to silkies sexing questions

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pattgal, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the info I could gather on here i think i have 2 roos and 2 girls. I dont have any pics right yet
    the two that i think are roos are larger than the girls and have bright purple cheeks (no wattles yet)
    and well the two girls are oposite, smaller and no color on the cheeks
    am I right on this?
    Also do the same rules apply to keeping silky roos as any other chicken? 1 roo per 12-13 hens? because if I don't have to choose one I won't , lol
    I was originally only keeping them as brooders but i kinda like them, say I wanted silky babies but the silkies are mixed in with the rest of my flock. How would I approach it. I have 2 pens but the second one is usually occupied by my meat flock and is not set up properly for brooding (although my guess is it would take much) and is not insulated for winter use.
     
  2. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are all silkies bantams?
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, all Silkies in the US are bantams. I believe there are standard silkies over in Europe.
     

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