Silkie Rooster vs Normal Hens?


7 Years
May 27, 2015
I have two 5 month old silkie roosters (only silkies we got and they're both male 🤦‍♀️lol)

They're doing really well in the flock (9 hens) but my questions are:

1- Can they even breed with the normal sized hens? The two biggest hens I have are two buff brahmas, then one austrolorp, a sussex, and some easter eggers. It seems like they're not quite big enough to successfully mount just yet, but they are definitely trying lol.

2- If they CAN successfully breed, what am I going to get? I know silkies are not known to be the best egg layers, so I'm a little worried I'll end up with a bunch of low layers.

3- I was reading that the silkie roosters won't fight as long as they have enough hens around. Is this true? I have yet to have any problems with them fighting.


also I wanted to add that their crow is freaking adorable lol ♥
Where there is a will, there is a way they will very likely learn how to make 'contact'. Any young will be hard feathered, likely 5 toed, and great setters and mothers - not so hot for egg production. Two roosters may or may not continue to get along. Have a 'Plan B' in mind just in case.

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