Suggestions for selecting Silkie Cockerel for breeding

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tamour, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. tamour

    tamour Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone! Hope all of you are doing fine. I wanted to ask for some suggestions about choosing the Silkie Cockerel for my breeding pen, So the thing is that I have got two Silkie males, Male-A 8 months old and Male-B who is 6 months old. Their photos are attached below along with brief summary

    Male-A
    Con: As per my assessment, he is a bit smaller in size, has a large Comb and subsequently smaller crest.
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    Male-B
    Cons: He is normal in size, but has a bit lighter Comb, missing feathers on middle toe and a few hard feathers in his tail.

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    So guys please help me choose the right guy for my gals. The Silkie hens are nice birds, something in-between pet/breeder quality birds with good crests and feet feathering.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I'd say Male A. While that comb is indeed rather ugly, he definitely has better body shape than Male B.
     
  3. tamour

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    Thanks @QueenMisha for your kind suggestion.
     
  4. tamour

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    Anyone else who would like to comment? [​IMG]
     
  5. OneLostHen

    OneLostHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I go with A. He has a nicer face. I believe the size can be made up for depending on who the hen is.
     
  6. tamour

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    Thanks @OneLostHen for your suggestion. I have got a hen who is bigger in size, would mate him with her to get better sized males.
     

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