What should I cross ??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by IwannaBEaMERMAID, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    MALES

    Bantam Barred Cochin

    White Silkie Bantam

    Red Silkie Bantam

    FEMALES

    Std. White Cochins X2

    Std. White Sultan

    Blue Silkie Bantam

    Std. Gold Laced Cochin

    Std. Silver Laced Cochin



    Sooo what would give me something interesting? I'm definitely making Sultkies. My moms friend that owns a farm . .. and my males, except the white silkie, she wants something that will go broody, and something that lays eggs. I just want something cool looking.
     
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  2. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    The blue silkie is TINY ! I mean like soda can sized . . .well just a little bigger. I have heard that if they dont eat good as chicks they never lay eggs . . .did I do something wrong with her ?? they other ones are normal. I dont remember if I got them in June or July
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd go with basic white and put the white silkie roo over the ladies.
     
  4. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Quote:Will he reach . . . .. ??
     
  5. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    what would the Red silkie over the Silver laced cochin produce ??
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thats what I was going to suggest, that would give you SEXLINKED "Silchins" as I like to call that cross. You would get Red Columbian females ( the color of RIRs) and Columbian colored males with a yellowish color in the on the Silver. Should be some awesome looking birds. I love the looks of Silchins.
     
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  7. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    i REALLY like the idea of a silkie cochin...
     
  8. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Oooo and your Barred cochin roo on Blue Silkie hens will give you some Blue Barred Silchins and some that are Black Barred like the cochin roo.
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh and the Silchins would be Smooth feathered like the Cochins BTW, Silkie feathering is recessive so all of the first generations will be smooth feathered and if you bred them together or back to a silkie then you would get more silkied offspring.
     
  10. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They should also make good incubators and brooders.
     

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