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Emily from Grand Rapids here!

Who breeds silkies in west michigan?

What color? What makes you like the silkies so much?

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Emmy Im interested to know too. Im in NW MI and thinking about adding a couple to my flock.
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same I want a splash silkie!

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I have a lovely Blue Splash Silkie hen I would trade for a good quality Black Silkie rooster. The only downside is that her crest is so dense she cannot see good, so she cannot free range at all. I thought about putting her mop in a ponytail :) I am in NW Michigan between Ludington and TC, about 40-50 miles from both and Cadillac too. I have the one splash and two paint and several sizzles in blue or black and a white curly frizzle and her mom is a smooth paint and grandmom was a curly with white skin, but I keep breeding them back to silkies to keep the skin dark - I keep blue/black/splash/whites. No Brown or Buff shades.


Edited by grammanenan - 4/20/16 at 9:16pm
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I do not have any silkies to trade. Could her mop be trimmed?
How much are you asking for her?
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I would be happy with $15. I order good quality eggs from here and keep the ones I like for the following season; I thought I had kept a rooster over winter, was surprised when it started laying :~( 

I just hatched a couple of blue splash mixed chicks hatch last night - my white Huastec rooster is the only rooster here right now so I have not separated them yet. Also got three paint and four black mixed silkie (frizzle possible) chicks and advertised them all for $4 each on CL today. My two paint hens hatched with white toes, but they outgrew them, most of these chicks have white toes too. It was recommended that I get a good black roo to overcome that.


Edited by grammanenan - 4/20/16 at 9:32pm
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Where are you located?
Do you have a picture of her?
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Do you ever come down toward grand rapids?
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I'm sorry, I don't have facilities to post a pic here, but if you PM me your phone number I could take a pic with my phone and send it to you. Sorry, I don't drive much, the farthest I ever drive that direction is Baldwin on M37 or Reed City on US131. I thought about cutting her mop a bit, but I didn't want to ruin her looks if I tried to sell her

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