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Will a buff orpington rooster go good with a silkie hen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AAJ, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6 silkies (4 hens, 2 roosters) and I want to have other chickens as well, however I do not want all of the chicks to have black skin and black meat from the silkie roosters. On the other hand I want a rooster that will be nice to me like the silkie roosters.
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    He'll likely be too big. Were it me, I'd try for a smallish breed, even a bantam.
     
  3. AAJ

    AAJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks a lot, this was very helpful. What type of rooster do you suggest?
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Any small breed, really. There are bantam orpingtons, maybe one of those? I'm no expert on breeds by any means.
     
  5. LadiesMan017

    LadiesMan017 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I have a mixEd breed flock with 2 Wilkie hens and a rooster.and also a buff orp rooster and several Other breeds all in one coop. The buff is HUGE. The other roosters that I have are a black copper Karan (huge) and Millie fleur duccle (smaller than silkie). And bantam but brahma, which is the most active and normal size.
     

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