Question for Serious Silkie Breeders

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by spencer creek, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. spencer creek

    spencer creek Out Of The Brooder

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    Dec 12, 2008
    Sorry in advance if this a dumb question...

    Do you cross bearded and non-bearded Silkies? Is it best to keep them seperate so you do not down-breed beard fluff and/or quality? Or is this not an issue?
    Thanks-
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Best to keep them seperate. you dont want your bearded silkie to throw non bearded chicks.
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    SundownWaterfowl is right they should be seperated. I only have bearded silkies so i am seperating by color once spring comes.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009
  4. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    They are right. Don't mix them. I have bearded white & splash and they are in their own pens.[​IMG]
     

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