Will my silkie roos breed with standard hens???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mahsmaj, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three silkie roos and a bunch of standard hens, but no bantam hens... and no other roosters, *anymore* will my silkie roos ever do their thing with my standard hens???
     
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  2. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and if they do breed, what would their babies look like?
     
  3. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know?
     
  4. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesssss.....they sure will! [​IMG] Chicken love knows no boundaries [​IMG]
     
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    My Silkie roo won't even fertilize his own silkie hens!
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Fertilizing? Probably not.
    Trying like his life depends on it? Most definitely. [​IMG]
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Why not though? Wat if we shaved the big fluff off the hirls butts? Then he can maybe reach his destiniation.. I would love it my Lav silkie mated my Bo hen:)
     
  8. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why wouldn't they fertlize? Mine breeds with all my standards and some of the eggs look fertile.
    I can tell he connects with them sometime.
     
  9. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie roo does mate with the standard hens...I had a few that turned out black...with feathers on the legs...just taller..etc..not too ugly LOL
     
  10. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
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    Quote:Shaving chicken butts... [​IMG] Now I've heard it all! Go for it!
     

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