Silkie breeders, questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SundownWaterfowl, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have a couple questions.

    Which rooster would you rather breed?

    Rooster 1: He has a nice small dark colored comb. It is smooth. Non-vaulted. His foot feathering is okay, but a little bit hard, and he is lanky.

    Rooster 2: Large crest, perfect type and shape, amazing foot feathering, comb is a little light, and has bumps on it.


    I suppose the best thing to do would be to try them both, and see who produces the best chicks. right? I will probably do that.

    The hens that they will be paired with are great. Tiny dark smooth combs, correct shape. Great type. Great foot feathering.

    The hens compliment both of the roosters perfectly.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  2. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    462
    3
    131
    Mar 23, 2009
    Sandy, UT
    Are you kind of just talking to yourself or do you want opinions?[​IMG] If you want opinions then Pics really help.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:lol. I dont have any pictures yet. Im just asking for opinions.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    20,149
    299
    401
    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I thinkl you answered your own question [​IMG]

    Yes, try both and see which pairing give the better offspring. Since you have multiple hens, try switching those around, too.
     
  5. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

    491
    0
    129
    Nov 14, 2008
    Sunny Southern Arizona
    It depends. I prefer darker combs, so knowing that I would choose Roo 1, but I think all the other features are described better on Roo 2 so a comb color can be rectified easier than the other stuff.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    20,149
    299
    401
    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Comb colour is HARD to correct.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by