polish to make bearded silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kasey08, May 9, 2011.

  1. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    Someone told me that bearded silkies are a Hybrid and I would have to cross a polish to make a bearded silkie? I have silkies... Never heard that is it true?
     
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive never heard that either
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I don't think that is so it would take alot of breeding to get back to the silkie form for just to get a bearded silkie.
     
  4. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    Yeah, I didnt think so either...
     
  5. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Silkies are a very old breed.... Marco Polo wrote about them in 1299 & they are more ancient than that. I'm pretty sure they pre-date Polish. [​IMG]
     
  6. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    polish were used to increase the size of the vault a while back. sometimes a roo will have horns on his comb from a polish ancestor. your best be would be to buy a bearded silkie to add to your pen.
     
  7. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    Ok thanks [​IMG] Just thought it was an odd comment
     
  8. SonRise Silkies

    SonRise Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just the same thoughts as the others.....adding a bearded Silkie roo would change the whole
    outcome of the next generation.
    Polish cross would take a long time to accomplish the same thing, [and perhaps never be as good]
     

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