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Silkie Roos Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MonkeyZero, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Hiya

    After looking at silkie roo pics, I started to want one
    I have 2 hens(silkies). Will one roo be fine? (I wont get a roo yet, maybe sometime in the winter I may).
    Can you give me some genetics
    if the roo is
    Grey/
    Black/
    Buff

    And my hens are
    white

    What will the offspring be?

    Also do the roos crow loud? Compared to an OEGB. Or other breeds?
     
  2. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    OH yeah

    I know it sounds REALLY weird

    How about a serama roo?
    I know mating would be a bit... hard... lol

    What would the outcome be?
    hat percent will be seramas/silkies?

    Thanks
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If your hens are white, you should get a white cock--anything else will give an unpredictable mish mash of colours.

    In general, the larger the cock, the louder and lower the crow. OEGB are very shrill; large brahma have a mellow, deep loud voice. Silkies are in between medium pitch, medium volume.

    SilkieXserama will give a bird qith a type and size in between that of a silkie and a serama. The offspring wiil likely have 10 toes, dark skin, walnut comb, beard & crest. Unless the serama carries the silkie gene, the offspring will not be silkie feathered
     
  4. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Ok so
    White it is
    I was really confused about the crows though
    Many people said the silkie crow is like a chihuahua barking... or a yorkie barking- high pitched yet quiet.
    Thanks!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is the Serama crow! [​IMG]
     
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    oh
    lol
    2 silkie people told me that
    What dog would the loudness and pitch of a silkie relate to?
    [​IMG]

    Oh yeah
    How nice are most silkie roos?
    On a scale of 1-10, 10 being nicest
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I have a JRT, and would say that Tess's barking and the roos crowing are equally annoying. I can't say that I've ever compared their pitch, though. Loudness, Tess is probably a bit louder, but not much.
     
  8. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    cool.
    That souldnt be TOO loud then [​IMG]

    Another genetics question

    If the roo is bearded and the hens aren't what percent would be bearded?
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    They should all be partially bearded, as the gene is incompletely dominant. However, Mb is quite variable in expression, so you may get some who look to have nice full beards and others whose beards are quite scraggly.
     
  10. SPRING CREEK FARM

    SPRING CREEK FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I wish I could predict which roos would be nice and which ones would be like the very devil, but I have not been able to figure that one out! You can't tell when they are little and then suddenly, BAM! they will just change on you. Or should I say, charge on you? [​IMG] They are a little bit like people, differrent temperaments, etc. I much prefer the easy going laid back type, but then again, the rowdy ones are sure doing a good job of protecting their girls...[​IMG] I have several Silkie roos, both good natured and bad, I just walk softly and carry a BIG stick, or in my case, a nice long handled shovel![​IMG]
     

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