Well I did relent and have settled the little Silkie in the brooder shed on a clutch of eggs, mostly Pekin eggs but also a couple of her own. The setting is primarily for testing fertility as this year I am using a new young frizzle cockerel but It will also be interesting to see what percentage of the Pekin chicks are frizzle. I'm not sure of the parentage of the Silkie eggs as she hadn't been running with Silkie cockerel for very long before she went broody, previous to that I had the older smooth feathered Pekin cockerel running with her. In just under 3 weeks time all will be revealed.
Photo: The three potential fathers. Lavender Cuckoo Pekin. Frizzle Pekin and Gold Silkie