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Silkie / Japanese Bantam Crosses

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by vfem, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I did a little research and saw some sites talk about them being bred in Europe and England with growing popularity. However, they mentioned they were not known of in the United States yet. Does anyone breed these crosses? Anyone have any pictures?

    I've been raising silkies for a couple of years, and I am thinking of cross breeding them with my japanese bantams I have started. I was wondering what to expect, and what is expected of the offspring... and what to look for while breeding them?

    So if you have some or are interested or know anything... please share!

    I guess I should add, I am really just trying to introduce the silkie feathering into the line.
     
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  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    If I was you, I wouldn't introduce it from a silkie. There are silkie seramas and cochins and introducing them that way would be better.
     
  3. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

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    Yeah there are Silkied Seramas (Look at avatar [​IMG] ) That would be a lot easier! [​IMG]
     
  4. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick that I bought as a Japanese bantam but quickly realized it is crossed with silkie. It does not have silkie feathering.
     
  5. 2GigglyGirls

    2GigglyGirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, we'll find out... our black Silkie roo mixed with our yellow black tipped Japanese bantam... feathered feet, markings like dad, but no silkie feathers.
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  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe the black tailed japanese have yellow legs right? if they do, then yo have produce sex links...

    Females will have Black skin and males will have yellow skin. check to see if you are segregating this type of chicks and report back to us.

    thanks
    Marvin
     
  7. 2GigglyGirls

    2GigglyGirls Out Of The Brooder

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    I sure hope so! We'd love to keep the three we have (and neighbors are kind enough to allow our one Silkie Roo... he's pretty quiet though.
     
  8. 2GigglyGirls

    2GigglyGirls Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are updated photos of the girls (hopefully) now... 8 weeks (the one above is the first one):

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  9. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool! I have Silkies and Japs in the same coop and sure enough, my blue silkie roo has successfully bred with one of my little jap hens! I've got a couple eggs in the incubator and hope they hatch! I'd love to see what they turn out to look like [​IMG]

    Did you have your eggs in an incubator or under a broody hen?
     
  10. blondie34

    blondie34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just following up from my recent post :)

    One of the tiny eggs hatched this morning and my goodness is it a precious little chick! Black winged white japanese bantam mom and a blue silkie roo dad..

    The chick has yellow feet but six toes and feathers on each foot.. it also appears to be bearded with black skin.. it has a tiny single comb and is absolutely adorable; very energetic as well!


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    I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's older :D
     

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