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post #81 of 86

Me too!  I'm thinking about a project that would involve me having my own line of super broody hens - kept thinking "If only there were standard size silkies!"  I don't even care about conformation, since they would just be a part of the project and the end result would not be silkie, but just my own private clan of broody hens (to use instead of incubators) so if this project is still in the works, I'd definitely be interested.

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post #82 of 86

I have one of these large non standard body type silkie hen/pullet? too(did have a trio but 2 of them died) and can get more for very cheap. They are sold as meat silkie to the Asian community in town here.The owner has been selling these large silkie for decades around town. 

 

 

cockerel with a Brahma rooster

 

 

pullet? with mature bantam hen( it's the only one still alive today)

post #83 of 86

Any one still working on this??? I've got a Black Giant Hen I want to breed with our Show Lady Silkie Roo. my goal is bigger silkies. A hawk carried away all four of our silkie hens :( it never touched our other laying hens. So we know it was due to their size :( I am glad to know this can be done tho :) i love the way the silkies look :)

post #84 of 86

or anyone know where we can order some "giant" silkies?? I don't want to see any more carried away...

post #85 of 86

Hi

 

Just found this thread. For the last 1.5 year I am working on making very large (this is the goal) silkies. Indeed I don't care about the phenotype.I need only one feature - broodiness. 

 

Since I could not find any good over sized silkies, I started with breading silkies with standard cochin (both ways). F1 generations are 7-month-old now. It looks like that broodiness is not a dominant trait.

 

It mean that I have to now breed F1 to F1, hoping that few of them will be as  broody as silkies. 

 

Meanwhile I am looking for eggs/chicks/mature silkies that are over sized.  Does anybody know or have any larger then bantam silkies????

 

Thank you, 

Olga

post #86 of 86
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Originally Posted by francheska5608 View Post
 

Hi

 

Just found this thread. For the last 1.5 year I am working on making very large (this is the goal) silkies. Indeed I don't care about the phenotype.I need only one feature - broodiness. 

 

Since I could not find any good over sized silkies, I started with breading silkies with standard cochin (both ways). F1 generations are 7-month-old now. It looks like that broodiness is not a dominant trait.

 

It mean that I have to now breed F1 to F1, hoping that few of them will be as  broody as silkies. 

 

Meanwhile I am looking for eggs/chicks/mature silkies that are over sized.  Does anybody know or have any larger then bantam silkies????

 

Thank you, 

Olga


Her is my finding. Purely Poultry sells broiler silkies. They don't seem to be huge but should reach 5#. The problem is buying 25 min. Way more than I want. My intent is also super broodies. I don't care about confirmation since breeding them for show is out. I would like to use these to get funky mixes from my LF flock. So if anyone has some "giant" silkies, please let me know. I would love a dozen eggs or so. This is like looking for treasure. You hear about them but no one has them.

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