White silkie roo X EE hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by meriruka, May 12, 2008.

  1. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Does anyone have a pic of this cross? My broody is sitting on three of these right now. If the resulting bird from this cross is strange, I may pull them out from under her [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    All I know ( or think I know ) is that the silkie feathering is recessive so they should take on the EE feathers.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    But they'd likely have a cute little head crest, five toes, and black skin. [​IMG] Angie (AKA Frozen Feathers) has a phoenix X silkie named Hiro and he's beautiful!
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie roo cross with a wyandotte that I think is my prettiest hen. She has regular feathers, but has a poof on top, five toes, and dark skin. The boys from this cross always looked akward to me, but I never got to see them fully grown. I would say go for it and see what you get. Does your EE have dark legs or light legs?
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I have some 5 week old chicks from a blue splash silkie roosterX light blue spash ee hen.

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  6. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay after those pictures, you gotta do it!
    Those are some of the most adorable chicks I've seen at that age. [​IMG]
     
  7. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Josee, her legs are dark. Here's a pic of her, the roo daddy is in the background:[​IMG]
     
  8. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Lurky, those are cute! Love the great big eyes.
     
  9. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have asked about the skin (oops!), but the pic was helpful.
    You can sex the chicks right away. If the chick has silkie-dark skin then it is a pullet. If the skin is greyish or light with dark splotches, then it is a roo.
    Your hen is really pretty. I bet you'll get some really cute chicks.
     
  10. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Oh yeah, let her go for it. What's the worst that can happen [​IMG]
     

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