Thinkin of starting a project with a barred wyandotte roo Help =)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pamperedpoultry, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    I have an extra bantam barred wyandotte roo I was goin to sale but I had an idea (weather it will work or not i dont know but....) ANyhows could I possibly put him with silkies and be able to maybe get some barred silkies?? I'd like to start some kinda project with him but not sure what?? I've got silkies cochins sizzles any ideas???

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    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    You could do that , or just get some cuckoo silkie eggs from me in the fall when it cools off [​IMG]
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    He has his own harem of fantastic black hens from RooptyDoo now
    If you do put him with silkies use black ones with the darkest skin possible,[​IMG]
     
  3. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Quote:Thats what I kinda was thinking I have a black hen that is very black and really dark skinned. The only thing I was wondering about is the black being the dominent gene and was wondering if they would all be black?? I'm not good when it comes to color genetics. your roo is very pretty by the way!!
     
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    barred to black = sex links [​IMG]
    all the boys will be cuckoo the girls black
     
  5. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    sorry if I sound plum stupid but I want to make sure I'm thinking straight and headed in the right direction LOL... Okay the first generation would be barred roos and black hens correct?? So then I would need to take the ones that look the closest to silkies and breed back with what?? each other or the original pair?? and when would it or even would it be possible to get barred hens?
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    If you did decide to sell him, I would love to have him if I could afford him, if you do decide to, please PM me and let me know what the shipping and all would cost.

    Are you still not getting any eggs from your hens ? Please keep me in mind for when you have those too.

    Thanks
     
  7. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    Quote:Actually I got 2 pairs from a guy that breeds and shows them, both hens laid on the way home this was back in April and since I've had them at home neither one has laid, and I lost the hen that was with him just the other day I'm not so sure she wasn't egg bound. No signs of sickness or nothing like that just fine one morning and dead the next so I'm goin with impacted crop or egg bound. I haven't had any experience with shipping but A few that are close to me might help me out a lil if I decide to ship. I know it would be expensive. I'd need the box bought and sent to me and them I'm estimating shipping would be $40 or more. He is show quality, I'd have to think on a price though. Let me ponder on it or give me an offer to ponder on..LOL
     

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