Which silkie rooster to keep for breeding

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by henney penny, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THe one in front and the one in back are for sure roosters,one has a pink colored comb and the other the mullberry color,which to one to keep for breeding next spring?If [​IMG]
     
  2. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] PINK COMB
     
  3. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOT A GOOD ONE BUT THIS IS THE MULLBERRY ONE [​IMG]
     
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they ? it can take 12 months ore more before they finish filling out. right now I would go with the darker comb.
     
  5. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neither....
     
  6. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    I agree with the neither comment. Are they hatchery birds?
     
  7. KCchickens

    KCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id have to say neither.

    I got some eggs from Glen see and Bobbi Porto, gorgeous chicks showing wonderful promise! Maybe you could try out one of them?

    Edited because I can't spell [​IMG]
     
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  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yeah sorry, I'd vote neither. If you want to actually breed Silkies, then breed for quality. [​IMG]

    All three of those have way too small of crests, the wrong color and shape of comb, and sorry to say, even the buff hen in the background also looks like hatchery quality.

    If you go to the BYC Hatching Egg auction section, you'll see what breeding quality Buff and White Silkies really should look like. [​IMG]
     
  9. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have mentioned that these will be pet quailty birds not show quailty.They are 6 months old.I got the eggs off ebay.I live in a very rural area no bird shows or anything like that,just wanted some good looking pet quailty birds.Had to get the eggs from ebay as noone around here has silkies and there is an interest at the chicken swaps for silkies.
     
  10. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

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    Mountaintopsilkies is in Maine (formerly, Mainelyseramas). User name Hoppy is in Maine and I know she has some silkie chicks right now. I also dabble in silkies. If you are looking for more, contact Hoppy, she has a few I think she might be selling...they aren't the color she wants...
     

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