Silkie roo and large hen breeding

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenkeeper12, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. chickenkeeper12

    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well over the last couple weeks my silkie roo frosty, he is around six and a half months old, has been showing signs of maturity and has been try to mount 2 of my hens. He likes a red sex link and a houdan. I want to know if it would be alright to breed the houdan and the sex link. I will take any answers/ responses.
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    mike
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If he can make contact, he can get the job done. Silky crosses produced excellent broody hens.
     
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    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thank you. Would the sex link silkie cross have deformities. I heard a little about certain breeds when bread together will have deformities.
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They would most likely have five toes on each foot and dark skin, but no deformities. Unless there is a genetic predisposition towards deformities in certain families, chickens can even be inbred and linebred with few physical problems.
     
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    chickenkeeper12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thanks a lot. It will be a while but when I get the chance and if it successful i will post pics.
     

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