Silkums, Polkies or Saulties???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenzoo, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    This is a wild breed my chickens created. I call um silkums ; silkie x banam cochins
    And I'm not sure what created this; silkie x polish or my Sultan, I call um my firecracker chicks
    and these are so so sweet, i also have one in steel laced grey color, I'd like to breed more....[​IMG]
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    WOW! Those are beautiful! I love the first and second ones the most! Congratulations [​IMG]
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Now those are some lovely birds! [​IMG] #2 looks like a sultan x silkie mix to me, has a sultan looking shape. [​IMG]
  4. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    They're beautiful! Mutts make some of the coolest looking birds, IMO.

    Your first one looks very close to one I got recently. He's a modern game x silkie x EE cross. He's got long black legs, bearded, and a very nice red single comb. What's so outstanding about him is his color. His entire body is laced in silver with a silver shaft, and the feathers on his neck and back have the deep turquoise sheen, almost like a peacock. I've bred him with my little black cochin cross to see what kind of chicks I'll get. I'm hoping for more of the silver lacing. They're both about the same size, so they babies should be bantams, too.

    I'll try to get a photo of him tonight.

    I forgot to add that my Serama just hatched some babies she made with my bantam silver birchen cochin. One will be gold birchen like her, the other black. I'm calling them Scochins.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

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  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    love the mix type too, you can get some beautiful colors.
  7. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I have babies from the roo and a black mixed cochin hen hatching today. I told my husband to bring the camera home from work today so I could take photos. One of the chicks was the first to hatch, and boy is that baby LOUD! It's also tar black. [​IMG]

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