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Orpington - Silkie Cross?

post #1 of 10
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we have a buff orpington hen that is apparently getting a little action from our silkie roo...does anyone know what those chicks would look like? So far we are eating the eggs, but the appear fertile and her feathers are all ruffled in the mornings...most signs say they are completing the deal when they mate.

Anyhow, at this point we are not planning on having babies, but if we choose to let them have a batch in the spring...does anyone know what they might look like or how that crossing would go? Would any chicks be in danger from the different sizes? The hen is giant and the roo is pretty darn small IMHO

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post #2 of 10

From what I've seen, you'd get medium-sized offspring. They'd be hard feathered like your Orp, but with the possibility of 5 toes, black skin, and probably some kind of tuft on their heads. 

I have some silkie x frizzle cochins, and they are super cute. I like the straight combs they got from the cochin side too.

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will you post some pics of your chicken crosses??? smile

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post #4 of 10

would you be willing to ship any of these eggs. i would love to hatch some of these out.

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Ummm....I guess...I've never done that before and have NO CLUE how to do it to ensure the egg's safe arrival...if you can give detailed directions and you can pay for the shipping, I'm game to give it a try. smile

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post #6 of 10
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Is there something I can do to make sure you're getting a fertile egg?

details details details and I will follow directions to the best of my abilities. wink

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post #7 of 10

Personally i have never shipped eggs myself.... but by what ive learned you just bubble wrap each egg.... and put it in a flat rate box with shredded paper. and you could just check for bulls eyes on your yolks when you eat the eggs. i wont get money till next week though... and would have to do money order.

post #8 of 10
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Well I'll crack the two that are in the fridge, take a picture and you can tell me if you think they are fertile...if so, then I'm game to give it a try...as long as you promise to keep me posted on the baby chicks if any! smile

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post #9 of 10

Well of course i would love to... hopefully none die like my last batch of chicks though..... half of them just died on me:(

post #10 of 10

sound super super cute!!!

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