Silkie/Leghorn (Please Help)

Foghorn-Leghorn46

In the Brooder
9 Years
Aug 21, 2010
26
0
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Alabama
I have three Silkies, 2 hens, 1 rooster. They are in a pen all by them selves, but a white pearl leghorn keeps getting in there every once in a while. so im guessing the silkie rooster mated with her because mixed with all the silkie eggs, there was a couple of leghorn eggs, and they hatched the other day, i can tell which ones are silkies, but theres 2 or 3 that is yellow with yellow beaks, they look just like baby leghorns with black spots on there back (may just be dirt). Has anyone had this happen? What will they look like?
 

draye

Crowing
Nov 30, 2010
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681
381
Arkansas
Generally when leghorns mate with any other breed their offsdpring will develope black spots in them. Take a look at the California Whites, perfect example.
Could make you a good broody hen if they are pullets.
Goo luck.
 

nzchicke

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jan 28, 2010
87
1
39
why is this a good x for broodies? just interested
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ghulst

Songster
11 Years
Aug 31, 2008
963
7
141
Zeeland Michigan
Because they lay much better then silkies so you can gat broodies anytime of the year. They are also bigger so are more useful for different eggs. I made this cross about 30 years ago when I was raising geese and they did a very good job hatching the eggs.
 

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