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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicabee19, Sep 28, 2008.
what sort of eggs can one expect from a Silkie-Orp cross?
Are all such crosses really lovely?
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.
well... I wasn't planning on doing the cross myself. I was thinking more like WTB.
Well, i have actually had this cross before. I had a Buff silkie Roo in with LF buff Orps. They turned out with all hard feathers with Crest on top of head. Not as large as Orps. . They were kind of cute but I sold them at auction since I am not working on those kind of crosses.
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.