Silkie crossed with what?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ashleynicole, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. ashleynicole

    ashleynicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have these cute gray little silkies that are crossed with something else but I can't seem to pin point it! I have a black and white polish a bantam silver laced Cochin then I have a mix big rooster but wasn't sure if he could mate with the Silkie cause of his size. Any help would be appreciated
     
  2. ashleynicole

    ashleynicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have a lavender Silkie and a partridge Silkie roo but they just don't look like a pure Silkie to me!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Need some good photos before anyone can try and ID them. Age is important also.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    So, you're asking if the large rooster can mate the bantam Silkie mixes? Sure, he can. But the question is, do you really want him to? Lots of little bantam birds end up injured or dead because of mating attempts from a standard sized bird. Sure, lots of them manage just fine, but do you want to risk it? Anything is possible with chickens, if they can find a way, they'll manage. However, I've always been of the opinion that when you're mixing sizes, its always safer to have the smaller (bantams) on top. Of course, a lot depends on just how big the rooster is, and how small the hens are as well.
     
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  5. ashleynicole

    ashleynicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry the pics didn't load I'll try again!
     
  6. ashleynicole

    ashleynicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ashleynicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Those look like Silkie/Polish mixes. Cute little things [​IMG]
     
  9. ashleynicole

    ashleynicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! They are cute little things!
     

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