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silkie breeding questions?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninny, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. ninny

    ninny Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    what happens when you cross bearded with non bearded? Would it affected the crest? also im gonna have them in trios and pairs in small breeding pens. Could i rotate them with one big run or would that mess with their breeding? and during the non breeding season could they all run in a big flock or do they need to stay in the small pens? it would be great to have them all together during the winter.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you want particular eggs, just put them together 3 weeks before you start collecting for hatching. Genes for feathers are often mixed and so you get a mix.
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    You may get bearded, nb, and/or "half" bearded birds. Do you have pics of the breeders?
  4. ninny

    ninny Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    i dont have any of the birds yet as a owl ate them this year.[​IMG] so im planing better breeding pens for next year. i was mostly curious how that would turn out.

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