thoughts on silkie/sumatra cross?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nwfl, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a woman gave me 22 birds. a sumatra hen and 2 silkie hens are in this group. i have a small breeding group of silkies and thought i might introduce these hens to the rooster after 2 or 3 months. i raise silkies for asian customers and wonder if the offspring from sumatra/silkie would work. i am processing them so feather quality for this purpose is not necessary. she is in good health and lays a nice size egg.

    anyone tried this cross? i've searched googled and found nothing.
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    My silkie hen tried this a few years ago. Came off with roos the size and look of a silkie, just without the silkie feathers. A lot easier to process.
     
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