I got my little hen from a man I met at a chicken auction and he was interested in some of my Ameraucana hatching eggs. My pap said he could have them for free because we haven't ever hatched ours before, but they are fertile. He wouldn't do that, and he said he could possibly trade me a silkie Hebler for them. Ive always wanted a silkie, so I was happy with that.
He said he'd have to check with his daughter first though, but she came from a breeder that said she was show quality, but his flock wouldn't accept her. They tried to kill her every time she was tried to be introduced, but accepted another black silkie and another white one. She wouldn't fight back either. Just put her head in her wing.
He called yesterday and said he could come down with the silkie after work, because his daughter said yes! (You can't imagine how happy I was) They came at five o'clock and we swapped (and talked for an hour about chickens) I asked what her name was and the daughter said she had no name yet. (I still haven't named her, any help?) We walked back to see my chickens, but the silkie wouldn't move in the cage, and since she lived in a basement all her life with a brood of chicks, we stuck her in the Polish brooder cage and she was fine.
Once he left, I put her down on the floor in the garage. She was so sweet! She let you pet her and pick her up and everything. She had all five toes, black skin, silk feathers a top hat, and some growing to do. She is three months old. One thing I wasn't sure about was her comb. It is a tiny single Comb, but the man assured me it was normal. I looked it up. Silkies are supposed to have walnut combs. Oh well. Shes very sweet and likeable
Edited by ChickLover98 - 7/5/12 at 11:51am
Oh yeah, and him. That RSL called JASPER! LIKE Jasper on Facebook! www.facebook.com/jaspertherooster