Silkie-Buff Orp crosses

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicabee19, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what sort of eggs can one expect from a Silkie-Orp cross?

    Are all such crosses really lovely?
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm not sure, but I hope you're going to use bantam buff orps with this cross. Large fowl would probably kill a silkie.

    Jody
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi Jody,

    well... I wasn't planning on doing the cross myself. I was thinking more like WTB.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Well, i have actually had this cross before. I had a Buff silkie Roo in with LF buff Orps. [​IMG] They turned out with all hard feathers with Crest on top of head. Not as large as Orps. [​IMG]. They were kind of cute but I sold them at auction since I am not working on those kind of crosses.:eek:
     
  5. my silkie is a new mum

    my silkie is a new mum Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a silkie roo and a silkie hen. The roo mates with all the standard hens but not the silkie. well anyway 4 chicks hatched yesterday, all silkie crosses. The silkie hatched them.

    1. we think is a dark brahma silkie cross (which is good because our hen died last week to an unknown illness. She has five toes, blue skin.

    2. A salmon faverolle chick with black stripes on its back (which is weird cuz how could a white silkie give black stripes to a chick? bluish skin but not dark blue, soft blue and of corse 5 toes

    3. A barred rock chick with no yellow spots and oddly blue feet and one leg has 4 toes and one has 5!

    5. A orpington cross, small for a orp, less orange, a weird black spot on her head. 4 toes and orangy pinkish feet and legs.

    Couldn't tell you much since they are only a day old.
     

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