Silky question....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by got2bskilled, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. got2bskilled

    got2bskilled Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 27, 2009
    Virginia
    I have standard sized hens..... and I was wondering if I got a Silky Bantam Roo- could he make babies with my standard hens? Can there be a standard/ bantam cross.... because I think that would be really fun to do with a polish and silky! :)
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I have a bantam EE roo with a standard EE hen girlfriend and her eggs are VERY fertile. [​IMG] As long as he can get where he needs to be it shouldn't be a problem. [​IMG]

    ETA, most of the Silkies in the US aren't really "bantam" sized anyway. Kinda in between. I say go for it. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Bantams and large fowl can interbreed successfully.
     

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