My daughter's been asking for a silkie for a while now. I just don't care for the fuzzy, hidden face & feel it would not do well here. I've seen some pretty mixes, but with a mix, you never know how it's going to turn out. Oh well. Maybe some day I'll give in.
This year I allowed DD to finally get a Dominique. Then because only one hatched, we had to pair it up with one of our broody's chicks. Now we have the 2 BFFs (a Dom & a Sebright) I technically never agreed to keep the Sebright, so her name is Trouble, & the Dom is Bubbles. DD argues that the tiny Sebright is so small, she shouldn't count in our numbers. Up until recently, we've only had the docile, x-large breeds. Our bantam orp, Cookie, (who's kind of large for a bantam & has been on this forum many times before) was our only bantam. I'm discovering that the little chickens have A LOT of personality. See pics below. They make me laugh when they mirror each other.
Is either breed known to go broody? One frequently broody hen in our flock is plenty. LOL
They are quite a pair. Although I adore the cuteness and striking patterns on the sebright I have never investigated them in depth to know their broodiness. I believe brooding is still a Dominique trait but how strong the urge is depends on the family line of your birds. With them being so close I wouldn't be surprised if they brooded together, or maybe did like one of my hens (Brownie)...she was never broody to set on eggs but when her buddy did she ended up having a 'nanny brood mode'. She quit laying eggs and went into full mommy mode for 8 weeks with the chicks. In fact when the original hen quit with the chicks at around 6 weeks Brownie stayed with them for another 2+ weeks.