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#70955 - 04/03/04 03:54 PM One snuck in.

Hey all.
I got a funny one for you. I have a flock of large breed orpington mixes. A few years ago I put a little gray silken roo in the pen with them. I called him Puppy because he would follow me around when we first got him. That was until he "went native." He died back in the fall. He was a funny little bird. He would try to mate with the hens, but they were about 2x his size and he could barely walk. So he would wait until one of the other roos got a hen down and Puppy would try to get in on the action. Kinky isn't it? I never saw him succeed. But I often thought it would be funny if we hatched out a dark chick with dark skin and a funny comb. Last week I noticed that the smallest hen from last fall's hatch was a little dark around the face (although her feathers are white and yellow, and her feet and shanks are a nice purple black. Yes! Daughter of Puppy. I think I'll put here in with my half silken games.
I wonder if anyone else here has had any similar experiences.

#70956 - 04/03/04 04:09 PM Re: One snuck in.
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hi that made me laughb laugh I have kind of the same situation I got some oeg bantam from a friend he was sopost to be a silver oeg and a black oeg but the chick that hatched now he is about 8 pounds and with rose comb and long walttes like a wyandotte.I was at my friends the other day and I saw a redish wyandotte rooster running around and I think that is his father. Also my friend said that he she that she had got out for a day.chickens are funny. laugh

#70957 - 04/05/04 06:56 PM Re: One snuck in.

I had the same thing happen to me. I had a Silkie mix rooster, Bela, who was bossed around by the other big roosters. Well, when one rooster was on the hen, Bela would run up and get on top of her right after. Needless to say, I had A LOT of little Silkie mix babies. I still have two of them - they look crazy - half-feathered feet, half-crests, one has 5 toes and the other has a partially straight comb. I sold Bela but his legacy lives on through his daughters.


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