Originally Posted by StarMeKritten
She's very pretty! She's not splash but a cross between dominant white and black which gives you white with black leakage. Some people refer to this coloring as "paint".
Okay cool I've never heard it called paint its nice to have even an unofficial name for it. The family that hatched Jasmine said the only color her mother had ever produced chick wise was black and little Jasmine was pure white. Jasmine's mother was also pure white but since her last molt has gotten 1 half black feather, maybe more now idk. I think it's very cool to have gotten a chick that looks like her Mommy. Her Mom is also 3/4 years old now and still lays very well so I'm ecstatic she turned out to be a pullet. She is from the group I got from a family in Illinois originally 6 chicks that I got at week old, we lost three to Cocci at about 6 weeks(my first time dealing with Cocci). We lost one pure 50% English orp black cockeral, one black orp/ccl cockeral, and one black orp/ccl pullet. I was of course devastated, but got up for the first four nights in the middle of the night from five tapering to one time and fed the two sickest ones Ella and Jasmine a mix of some corid(a drop or two) electrolyte powder and raw egg yolk by syringe. Amazingly we didn't lose any more of them.
Originally Posted by Penny Hen
My Sapphire girl, Tizzy, is a cross between a dominant white Leghorn and a Cream Legbar so she has both black leakage and pale lemon leakage. It is hard to get the lemon to photograph though.
She's beautiful! Wish my Juliet(black orp 50% English/ccl) had made it. See above story.
Originally Posted by GitaBooks
I know, little dogs can be hard. What you are doing is wonderful though. Sometimes we take in animals and care for them not because we wanted the animal but to help another person. We're almost always willing to pet-sit for friends, even if their dogs tried to kill our chickens (that is why Dominator, my favorite rooster, is missing part of his tail).
Yes, we pet-sit dogs and it is so hard to see how frustrated and confused the poor guys are when they first come. The owners often did not do proper research and so the dogs may have obsessive issues or too much energy. If we have them more then a few days they tend to settle down
I've got a silkie egg in the incubator (or else under my broody hen. I can't tell the silkie eggs apart from the silkie mixes). Some chicks are due to hatch on the 21 of February and then for the few days after (some eggs were set a couple days late). I'm so excited!!
Yep, I've got dirty eggs also. When the weather keeps warming up and then freezing a lot of mud can be made. The nest boxes need cleaned
It's true my Grandma's chihuahua is a completely different dog when she's with me. She is a little long-haired tricolor and she has beautiful big brown eyes. It's funny how much dogs respond and act differently just based on who they're around and who they respect.
Oh good luck with the silkie egg! Any idea on color the chick would be? We want pictures!
Yeah between the mud and a special talent a couple of our girls have- I swear they try to step in and track poop around on purpose. However the dirty eggs of course started maybe a day or two after we cleaned them and the shavings inside aren't dirty it just has to be when they walk in and step on them. Normally I would wash them and keep them for our use but right now we are being buried in eggs getting at least ten per day now but usually 14, and one day we got 17 which is the most we've gotten yet. We're still building a business and getting the word out about eggs for sale so we have had so many that on days with bad weather we've been hard boiling a bunch and feeding them back to the flock. Even most of our bantams and silkies are laying every other day. And a few of them lay almost every day.
Originally Posted by chicken pickin
Oh Im sorry I misunderstood. If you take any new pics of her you should post them:)
It's okay no problem. I'm hoping to get some tonight if I do I'll post some. I need to trim around her eyes she's kind of flighty and I think it's BC she can't see the best, but I'm afraid I might poke her in the eye or something. I know it sounds ridiculous. She's pretty good if she sees you coming but I've seen her panic and run headlong into a tree. Don't worry she was okay but that's another reason I would like to trim around her eyes.
Originally Posted by aplynn
Do you ever sell fertile hatching eggs, I have been looking for splash silkies for so long.
They are beautiful
I would love some of them too! Where are you located?
Originally Posted by IHeartPoultry
Okay, I'm going to torture you all with the hardest decision you all will ever make...
What is your favorite
I think mine is either Cochins or Milles..
Oh goodness idk I think I'm still figuring that out. Mist of the breed we own I have a special bond with one or two of the birds. We have an EE named Pebbles that I adore, a silkie named Ginger who takes off running for me any time she sees me, and tries to follow me back to the house. We also have three oegb that are super spoiled and sweet, and then we have the orps and oh my goodness how do I choose?! Lol I guess my jury is still out. We have only had a handful of breeds so hopefully in years to come I can pick several favorite breeds.