What will I get with these silkie cross eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Smartie_Pants, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    My silkie hen is setting on eggs, 3-4 of which are the only ones that appear to be fertile. The roos I have are Barred Rock, EE, and Ancona. What do you think the chicks will look like. Will they have silkie feathering, or will they just look like their fathers?
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Sounds like it will be an interesting baby
    Wish I could be more help
  3. Kev

    Kev Crowing

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    Weird comb, small crest, most having sparse leg feathering, most will have 5 toes(if she has that), medium sized tail. Normal(but slightly longer and softish) feathers. Depending on roo, some chicks may show dark skin.

    Look up any picture of silkie or even Polish cross(just throw in 5th toe and leg feathering and you will get birds similar to those.

    Those from BR will have barring, Ancona- black and "who knows" out of the EE(and especially if he and the silkie hen are not black).
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    keep the ones from ancona and breed yourself some mottled silkes...

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