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Silkie Roo crossed with Barred Rock hen!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HappyFarmLady, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. HappyFarmLady

    HappyFarmLady Chirping

    Feb 13, 2011
    NE Kansas
    I have a white Silkie rooster in with my mixed flock of hens. Many of the girls have bald backs so I decided to put some eggs in the incubator. 2 hatched today!! The have black skin, beak and eyes with feathered legs and their feathers are mostly black with some white mixed in. SO ADORABLE!!!!! [​IMG]

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    If the mommas were barred rocks, your babies are sex-linked. A white spot on the head means boy, and the bird will be barred like momma. Solid colored head means pullet.

    Okay, typing and thinking about this, I'm not sure how it works with silkies, if they're dominant white. That may mask some of the sex-linkage? Anyway, congrats on the hatch!
  3. chickiefun

    chickiefun In the Brooder

    Feb 18, 2014
    I was given two chicks from this combo, what did your chicks turn out to be?

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