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

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    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

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    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!

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The blue ones and the blue with the red around neck

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

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    Last edited: Aug 9, 2009
  7. AK_Button_Mama

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    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

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    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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