What happens if you breed a two silkie/cochin mixes together?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by totallytang, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. totallytang

    totallytang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What happens if you breed two silkie/cochin mixes together?
     
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You get more bantam mutts with silkie x cochin parents.
     
  3. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
  4. totallytang

    totallytang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your responses : )
    I breed silkies and show them… but I have one random Cochin hen and some of her eggs ended up in my incubator on accident… so now I have 4 little Cochin/silkies running around in a sea of white puff balls… I kind of like them… so what would happen if I did another unrelated batch on purpose and mixed the offspring… what would their babies look like… would they look like their parents or would something else be expressed…
     
  5. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    You'll likely end up with an array of options. We have. Now granted, we're trying for Frizzles but I think you'll get similar outcomes (I didn't include the Frizzled offspring, though I can). These hatched in August, so still fairly young.

    From a Cochin/Silkie pair, you might get a gorgeous smooth-feathered Silkie:

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    From her, bred back to a Silkie rooster, three smooth-feathered Silkies:

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    A bantam-sized Cochin:

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    Or a Silkie-type feathered Cochin:

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