silkie reds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kaankboom, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. kaankboom

    kaankboom Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got a rhode island red rooster and a silkie hen and i want them to mate. What would the chicks look like?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

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    Father white silkie- mother RIR,

    never broody
    lays cream colored small eggs every other day
    calm
    intermediate sized, that is she is about 4+/- pounds with a full crop.
    blue skinned
    walnut comb
    blue earlobes
    5 toes left foot
    4 toes right foot.
    white feathers mostly 'hard' (that is normal, not silkied)
    crested, no beard, no muffs
    no skull vault
    red leakage on the feather of the breast and shoulders- (the rest of that it dirt)

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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Interesting; looks like the white parent had dominant white. She is a pretty bird :)

    Incidentally, hard feathers are close and tight like an RIR or modern game; soft feathers are loose and fluffy like a cochin. The opposite of silkie feathers could be called non-silkied or normal feathering :)
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    :) I would never have expected you to say pretty bird to a mutt - you seem so high standard top of the line kind of breeder :p (no offence meant at all - just respect).

    She is a really pretty mixed breed.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    With all my projects, I have nearly as many mutts as purebreds. They each have their place. Mutts are usually better broodies and mama's than are purebreds; with better vision (due to reduced crest & muffs) males tend to be better flock protectors. And they each have their own unique beauty or cuteness. For someone who is not exhibiting, mutts are often teh best choice to fit their needs and wants.
     
  6. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    That's a couple years ago- Gotta see if Ghost is any cleaner.

    Here's the Silkie-GLW (two different birds)

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    Ghost is never broody and lays an off white egg EOD, the other two (heckle and speckle) are nearly always broody, larger then banty but smaller then standard and can cover 8-12 eggs each.

    Heckle closer:
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  7. robertmount

    robertmount Out Of The Brooder

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    would you sell some hatching egs off the heckle and speckle hens (Silkie-GLW) ? p.s i can inbox you back tomorrow ive used my two messages today
     
  8. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Mother in first picture down in the right
    father at bottom.
    Fiesta one of the current roos in the background of picture one also





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  9. robertmount

    robertmount Out Of The Brooder

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    your to kind! i love how friendly everyone is on this
     
  10. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Thanks, no problem, happy to help.
     

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