Silkie roo over standard/non-silkie - what do you get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MomMommyMamma, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a gorgeous buff silkie roo and he is definitely mating with the hens in the flock. My hens are various non-silkie, standard size breeds. As far as the feather type - what will a silkie over standard feathered birds give you? Will the resulting offspring be anything at all pleasing to look at? Anyone have pics?
     
  2. NicoleRM

    NicoleRM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Often you'll get offspring that look similar to silkies but with smooth normal feathers.
     
  3. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Interesting!
     
  4. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some Silkie X Easter Eggers until I sold everything recently (preparing for a cross-country move). I thought they were beautiful birds. Yes, they were normal feathered. The hens were good layers when they weren't broody, and were also very good mothers. I had six hens and they all laid green eggs, probably medium in size. A couple had minor leg feathering, and some had bits of crest or muff or beard -- none had all, and none had it to any major degree. No two looked the same, which was kind of neat as I could tell them apart.

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    One of the roosters -- if this posts, I'll add a few more pictures.

    Kathleen
     
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  5. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other rooster (my favorite): [​IMG]


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    A couple of the hens, including the one above: [​IMG]

    Kathleen
     
  6. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing your pics Freeholder! Very nice [​IMG]
     
  7. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

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    I got Pippen the fluffy

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    and Merrie, the best roo ever!!!

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    And Bluey - She came out of a blue egg and I hope she has some blue eggs once she starts laying [​IMG]

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  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Buff silkie rooster over blue sumatra hen

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    It should end up shaped a lot like AKMichelle's Pippen. [​IMG] I noticed this evening that its little Elvis 'do is starting to come in.
     
  9. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black/blue Silkie rooster with Black Rosecomb hen:
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    Here's a photo with the Silkie Rooster, the black Rosecomb hen and their daughter the blue bantam hen:
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    The offspring are dreamy soft to pet, and have the lovely Silkie "I'm your pet, so pet me" attitude. They're nice birds. They like laps.

    Good luck with your project!
     
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