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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenboy7c2d, May 22, 2010.
what hybrid breed is the best broody?
Just throwing it out there- but I'd say silkie x cochin
I also had a jap x game hen that was a great broody and vigilant mother.
I have read in books were a Silkie x Wyandotte & Silkie x Sussex makes great broodies.
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I have a quartet of white leghorn x black jersey giant hens and they are ALL the broodies booger ever. 2 hens just finished co-raising 3 babies (along with a cochin hen), and now my half blind girl is broody. The 4th girl went broody about a month ago but i was able to break her. I have never seen such a strangely broody cross. My white leghorns and jersey giants don't go broody, but cross them and watch out! LOL.
Silkie x Cochin!
Best broody I have.
She's big enough to push others away from her chicks and make them leave the 'kids' alone but not so big she steps on the itty bitty bantam chicks. She also seems smart enough to get off the nest regularly when sitting on eggs to eat, drink, and poop. She did not lose any weight I think!
What do you mean by "hybrid?" Are you asking about sex-linked hybrids or accidental hybrids, such as the silkie x cochin mentioned?
Quote:That's so weird! I remember reading about wen a guy crossed 2 mediterranean breeds, which I don't remember which two, that all the pullets were VERY broody.
silkie x heavy breeds, preferably clean legged.