My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, www.rosemary-ridge.blogspot.com ... thank you!

Intro of Chicken Cross-Breeding Project

We are working on cross-breeding chickens to create a new breed of chicken who are:
-quiet (especially the roosters)
-roosters are good protectors and virile
-very small birds
-hens are prolific layers of colored eggs (blue, green)
-hens go broody (wants to hatch eggs), and are good moms
-cold hardy AND does well in heat
-docile and friendly
-foragers but bears confinement well.

These chickens will be great in self-reliant-type situations, where you want to provide a good source of meat (the eggs, not the bird) for your family when you don't have much (if any) property.

Why not meat? The meat will be about the size of quail ... one will make a meal for one person. Which would be ok for 1-2 people families!

Working on these in conjunction with other breeders and friends. If you'd like to participate in this project, please contact me.

Plan:
Crossing bantam (small) blue silkies with bantam easter eggers. This will get the blue and green eggs.

We're going to call this breed: Silger (you saw it here first!)

Stay tuned!

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