Silkie-Golden Comet cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Fox, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked awhile back if anyone had ever hatched a Silkie/Golden Comet cross, but never got any replies. So since I've hatched one I thought I would share.

    [​IMG] It was the only one to hatch of 7 eggs... so we named it Uno. [​IMG] We are anxious to see how it feathers out! Looks like the skin of a Silkie, but with 4 toes. Shape of a Silkie comb, but color of a Comet Comb. The head shape reminds me of Comet, while the body/chest reminded me of the Silkie. I can't wait to see how she (hopefully!) turns out. While it's hard to see... her head it is a little red as is her neck and the tip of her tail feathers, while her body is white... at least for now.

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  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a simiall cross 20 years ago. They all came out regular feathered. We did the cross to make good broodie hens and it worked. We could have broodies any time of year plus they were good size so I could get 6 goose eggs under. Just leave a couple of eggs in the nest and you would get a broodie. I then crossed the togeter for the second generation and about 50% came out silkie feathered whick aren't near as good for brooding. They can't hold the heat in cold weather.
     
  3. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I was wondering if I might have something like that happen if my little silkie turns out to be a roo. I have two comets and a couple other breeds I'd be interested in seeing how they'd turn out. You'll have to post updates as the little one grows. [​IMG]
     

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