Who here has silkie crosses?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Smartie_Pants, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I have a silkie sitting on 3 eggs. 2 are ee crosses and one is a silkie cross. I am so excited thinking of what the baby might look like! The roos I have are:

    1 EE
    2 Anconas
    1 Barred Rock

    Anyone have a silkie crossed with any of those? I would love to see pics of silkie crosses if you have any.

    Also, is silkie feathering a dominant trait or recessive? So what are the chances the baby will have silkie feathering?
  2. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2008
    South Africa
    Wow. I am also interested in the apperance of these future chicks.

  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I have 8 EE Silkie crosses (all but 2 came from silkieluver_07). They have 5 toes, straight feathers, and poofy heads. 3 of them have beards and muffs too. I will have to see if I can get pics of those today. After taking new pics, 4 with muffs/beards and leg feathers, 3 without beards, 2 without leg feathers and all have poofy heads. Weird how they are all so different.

    This is Pip, my first chickie to ever hatch here (under a broody).
    Misty (no beard or leg feathers) (I have a white one that looks like this)
    Gold/Blue (no beard or leg feathers)
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2008
  4. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2008
    South Africa
    Wow. Sweet. [​IMG]

    I'd love to see the black and silver. That has got to be beautiful!!!
  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Quote:They are getting so big!!! I am in love with Misty. She looks kinda like a blue. [​IMG]
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    I have a few Silkie/EE crosses. Silkie feathering is recessive, so if you bred 2 of those babies together the next generation would give you 25% silkie-featered chickens. Black skin and 5 toes are suppose to be dominant, but 1 out of 4 of mine ended up with 4 toes and green skin like his daddy.
  7. Appytaz

    Appytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    Central Florida
    I have a silkie Roo and 2 mutt hens - here are a few of their babies:

    Roo RC

    Roo Wilma (we thought he was a hen until he crowed)

    We have a little herd of 8 chicks now and 2 have great head puffs.

    It has been my experience that it is about 50% chance on the leg feathers and puffs. I kept RC and Wilma because of their pretty leg feathers. Still trying to decide if I want to keep the puffs in this next bunch or not!

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