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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by totallytang, Nov 22, 2011.
What happens if you breed two silkie/cochin mixes together?
You get more bantam mutts with silkie x cochin parents.
Just went over this in another thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=600747
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
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:
From her, bred back to a Silkie rooster, three smooth-feathered Silkies:
A bantam-sized Cochin:
Or a Silkie-type feathered Cochin: