worst chicken cross ever

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silkydragon, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got 10 silkies from a hatchery hoping to breed them for my pleasure was just going to take extras to auction but all 10 turned out to be roos and despite the silkies best efforts the breeding program dos not work if all they have to breed with is my flipflops when im walking around the yard [​IMG]
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    All 10 roos!

    That stinks...

    I will say though that I had a hatch once where every egg that hatched ended up being a pullet.

    Sometimes stuff like that happens.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What do you get when you cross flip flop with silkies? Fuzzy slippers?

    Getting all roosters sounds like my kind of luck. I'm ordering all pullets this spring and hope I'll get at least one hen!
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to hatch roos for a career. 9 out of 11 Brahmas I had were roos from the incubator. My broodies always hatch a majority of females. Now I know this is only chance.....but strange.

    Hope you have better luck with your next batch (or buy older birds who can be sexed?)

    Sandie
     
  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    My luck is a bit like yours. Out of the EE chicks I got at TSC, they all turned out to be roos except for the chick that I gave to my co-worker. [​IMG] At least the one we decided to keep is pretty even if his tail feathers aren't growing in yet (he looks like a pretty ostrich now).
     
  6. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol how much would you pay for the hatching eggs of fuzzy slippers?
     
  8. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Silkydragon, the odds of that happening are 1 in 1024. [​IMG] I wish you better luck next time. [​IMG]
     
  9. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cross a silkie with a flip flop and you might get "SLIP-SLOPS".

    Could be popular, you never know. I had a friend whose Cochin roo raped her yard shoes at every opportunity. The eggs never hatched though.
     
  10. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What total CRAP luck!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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