Silkie roo with my hens, what will they be?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CANDLE98, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Songster

    Dec 29, 2008
    Meridian Idaho
    I have some eggs due to hatch next week, the hens are EE and RIR and the Roo is a silkie, what will my chicks look like? Thanks!
  2. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Songster

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Funny little boogers I bet ! [​IMG] Cant wait for you to post pics !!!!! I have all the breeds you mentioned but they are not quite at laying age yet. Please post pics later !!
  3. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

    Jan 9, 2009
    By the Chesapeake Bay
    I have 4 EE hens living with my little flock of pet quality silkies, which includes 3 silkie roos - I hatched some of their eggs 2 weeks ago, but I don't have any pics yet. Would you like me to take some tomorrow for you?

    In the meantime, I can tell you, they all have hard/flat feathers (the silkie gene is recessive), small crests, and 5 toes. There are 7 altogether - 4 hatched with "chipmunk" stripes, 1 is blue, 1 is black and 1 is white. I have NO IDEA where the white came from, because I don't have any white chickens! But I'm told white can be recessive - I just don't know WHO is carrying it!!
  4. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Quote:Obviously a couple of c's in the gene pile.... males and females. Noooo telling with the silkies or the EE's. It's a crap shoot.
  5. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Songster

    Dec 29, 2008
    Meridian Idaho
    Quote:i would love to see some pictures! i have 1 week from tomorrow to see what i am going to get!
  6. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    These birds I hatched last year were Splash Silkie roo crossed to RIR hens. They all were crested, regular feathered, and all had 5 toes (Except one) and black skin and beards and muffs.

    Just the two blue ones


    The blue ones and the blue with the red around neck


    The front bird with the red in it, the only male I had gotten.

    Last edited: Aug 9, 2009
  7. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    wow those birds are interesting!! kinda like the face only a mother could love thing.... but I think they are cute too.... I really like the little "helmets" they are wearing!
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Those are pretty typical silkie crosses--type varies depending on the cross, but soft non-silkie feathers, a small crest, dark skin, 5-toes and walnut comb are the usual.

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