whos the daddy???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by naightengale, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so i have 3 silkie hens.. they had been in with my brown leghorn and were fertile by him.. we finally got a silkie roo the other day..and he has now bred with them...
    now whos the daddy??? will there be a chance at either???
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    To be sure you have to wait a month for the hen to be clear of the old cock's sperm.

    But in most cases I have read two weeks is adequate. Also I have read that the last cock to mate with the hen is the most likely father. But I believe there is a chance at either one being the father.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Right now the hens have sperm from both roosters and the egg could be fertilized from either one. As stated, if you want silkie babies, wait a few weeks after pulling the leghorn roo out. As long as both roos are with the hens, they'll both fertilize eggs.
     
  4. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the hens were in my "common" run until we got seperate breed coops built. so since we finally found a silkie roo and bulit their coop/run they have been "alone" since moving them they have layed 7+ eggs and by black silkie is now sitting them...
    i dont care right now if they are pure i was just wondering how it worked lol.
    i have a silkie mix which im pretty sure is a silkie leghorn mix and he is beautiful!!!!! (just got him today)
    thank yall.
     
  5. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can anyone tell me how breeding of diff color silkis works?? pics of results?? my silkie roo is a partrich and my hens are black and splash.
    also if any one has brown leghorn over black or splash silkie pics
     

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