Silkie Breeding question...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Year of the Rooster, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Year of the Rooster

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    Ok, so one of my silkies that I received from Ideal developed REALLY early. I could tell he was a roo at 6 weeks. His comb is very big and so are his wattles. My question is, if I were to breed him, would his maturing faster have any effect on his chicks? In other words, would they develop faster too? or is this just an individual thing?

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  2. Year of the Rooster

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    Nobody can tell me? [​IMG]
     
  3. onthespot

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    I don't know much, but I have a roo that crowed at six weeks and his first pullet is the fastest growing thing I ever saw... FWIW..
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

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    Thanks onthespot, that gives me some insight. I would like to know because then "maybe" I could develop a fast developing silkie [​IMG] (Keyword - "maybe" [​IMG])
     
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  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I was told that chicks slow to hatch can pass that gene on resulting in longer hatch times in offspring... so, if it's true, I would imagine that a faster maturing chick could indeed pass that gene on if it is gene related and not just environmental.
     

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