Well, I introduced them today, however, I will have to wait a couple of weeks for eggs to set, since she has been with my frizzle roo - She was originally with my White Jap roo and I collected about 10 eggs from that pairing and hatched them - she lays quite well. I don't know why I didn't pair these two earlier - duh! Is two weeks enuf time between roo's? Or more or less?
I have a black frizzlexsilkie hen that I am going to put with my other showgirl roo - the younger one. She is brooding about 30 babies - they take turns under her and also have a light at nite for warmth.
I have eggs coming (should arrive tomorrow) and they are White Sizzles. They are from SQ Stock, both Silkies and Cochins, so I am excited to see what they look like if they hatch. I bet they are pretty!
With a little luck I will have a dozen eggs to set in a week from the white sizzle hen and Showgirl Roo and a black sizzle hen (just like the white one) and the young Showgirl roo - don't know if their eggs will be fertile - this is his first mating! I do know both hens have about 20 chicks already this spring! So, nothing wrong with them!
I am waiting for my 10 silkie chicks to grow up so I can breed the hens to the Showgirls. I did not like the Showgirls when I first got them but they have grown on me! I really do like them - they are one of my favorite's.
I have never owned silkie's, how do you sex them? Wait till they crow!?