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Can an Australorp rooster breed a Silkie hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cbourbeau32, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. cbourbeau32

    cbourbeau32 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got an opportunity to add three Silkie hens to my flock (want to mainly for their tendency to go broody) but am wondering if the size difference between my Australorp Roo will be too much difference for him.

    Thanks in advance!

    Charlie
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2016
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I wouldn't mix the two breeds, the other way around can work but your Australorp rooster could seriously hurt a silkie hen. Bantams and silkies do best with their own sized birds as well as the more mellow temperament of other bantams.
     

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