What will you get if you cross a polish rooster with

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 1st_chicken, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. 1st_chicken

    1st_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    a Silkie hen??? [​IMG] Trying out crosses with my chickens...





    quote: How many chickens does it take to screw in a light bulb? One. To lay an egg, So that the owner will eat it and have enough energy to change the light bulb.
     
  2. BBrock

    BBrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any cross will be what a breeder calls a mutt. If you have no goal for the end result then there just eye candy for your own yard
     
  3. 1st_chicken

    1st_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:[​IMG] Even if the product is a pullet????


    What will we get if we mix polish and Americana, or silkie and Americana?
     
  4. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    They will all be mutts, but at least the pullets will be egg laying mutts. [​IMG]
     
  5. BBrock

    BBrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is AMERAUCANA. But they will be just chickens to lay eggs.
     
  6. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Ignoring the purists....

    I'd hope you'd get something cute with a puff on it's head of some sort. I have a silkie/cochin mix that is really growing up to be a pretty girl with a little puff on top, black legs, shiny iridescent feathers, and feathered legs. I don't care to have ALL "purebreds" and firmly believe that there is not much of anything living in this world that is "pure" anything. Good luck with your mixing.

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  7. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agreed 100%
     
  8. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooo! I love crosses! They all are so unique with their own personalities [​IMG]
    With the polish, most offspring will have a crest or a part of a crest. Crossing polish with silkie will most likely give you something with the darker skin, crest and/or silkie or partly silkied feathers.
    Crossing Polish and Ameraucna would make some beautiful and interesting bird! I would love to see pictures of what you get [​IMG]
     
  9. diornisextant

    diornisextant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly! it would be a silken polishesque chicken .
    All pure breeds began as mutts after all . and not every one shows chickens or cares . I eat the eggs and the birds so i might as well have fun making them look and act the way I want and maybe create a great pet bird.

    Mix away!
    Silkie after all is merely a genetic trait that can be added to any exiting variety like frizzle or NN. OH ! wait isn't there a breed that has NN and silkie involved?? It's called a showgirl! I'm thinking Polish may be in the Silkie and Showgirl breeds way back when the show standards were created , if you look at serama silkies they don't have the crest.

    call yours a Q tip and write a standard then start a mix club.


    frizzle and silkie make sizzle
    Game birds seem to be mixed all over the place.

    I have 3 serama but want to mix in some of the koShamo or similar and silkie to see what happens . with the hard short feather of the Ko Shamo and the silkie factor I'm thinking tight soft fur like feather . then some NN to reduce feather cover. Great pocket warmer. LOL
     
  10. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several Polish/silkie mutts. They all have black skin/combs and black feet with 5 toes on each foot. I don't know the genetics of silkied feathers, so I don't know if they will have that or not. You will have a crest on each bird of a small to medium size.
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