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Pictures of your silkie and buff Orpington mix hens!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by elmoflim, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping to breed my Orpington hen and silkie rooster together. He's purebred and she's one I bought from a feed store both are sweet and pretty. I want to get an idea of the two breeds crossed together and egg pictures from the mixed hens. So if you will please show off your buff Orpington and silkie crosses!!!!
     
  2. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you ever breed them? I was wanting to do that, but I am not really able to find it :)
     
  3. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! I got four, but only one hen. Let me find some photos of them
     
  4. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome thanks! Do you think it would work with a silkie hen and orpington roo?
     
  5. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the size of the two. I've heard of roosters being too big and breaking hen's legs accidentally.
     
  6. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the pics! They are beautiful! I really don't want no leg breaking going on :( They are chicks now so I am hoping I have a smaller roo so I can let them breed! I love the idea of having a broody silkie.
     
  8. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies will brood any eggs even duck eggs and golf balls haha.
     
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  9. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh i love this!!!
    We have a new frizzle/ silkie rooster, and all our pullets are large.3 buff orps and some buff ameraucanas. One of our pullets is a silkie/ee cross. So we wanted a small rooster for her but i was wondering if the silkie roo would be able to cover the big girls or not too!! Now i have hope!
     
  10. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he's a bigger silkie Roo he should be able to. Mine loves his big girls haha.
     
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