When is the right time to put a Roo with my girls?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kbell, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. kbell

    kbell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2010
    Chickamauga GA
    I have a couple Paint Roo's and was wondering if I should wait until spring to put the girls in with them or can I go ahead now.
    The Silkie girls just started laying this week. I have my blue Roo in with a white Showgirl, is that ok? I also have white Showgirl Roo, what color silkie should I put with him? Thanks in advance, Kim in GA [​IMG]
  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    I don't see any reason why you should wait until spring.
  3. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

    May 2, 2010
    Quote:The white in Silkies is usually recessive, so there is no telling what color genes may lay within them! White hides colors, like a white tablecloth may hide a red table. If I were you, I'd take a chance on the white to white showgirl, depending on what degree of the naked genes they have, to each other. Are the Showgirls both HOM? or are they HET, or a combo of both, (one HOM and one HET)?? Also depends on what you are looking for as far as color, type, breed quality? Got any pics of all the birds in question? That will really help. Quality and hopes to improve should trump color any day! JMO [​IMG]

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