Articles from Windchyme

Silkie Tortoiseshell Created by Windchyme Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: This is a derivative of greys. They were first shown in 2007 at the PPBA show in Stockton, California. There is a light version and a dark version. Both have grey, black, white and red. The combination of colors is quite stunning in the sun. These are an AOV color. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Male 270 Light version of tortoiseshell
Silkie Splash Created by Windchyme Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: This is a really attractive color where no more then 30% of the bird is supposed to be dark. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Female 270 Splash Hen Male 150 Little Splash Cockerel Male 175 Another little cockerel Female 270 Splash Hen
Silkie Buff Created by Windchyme Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Buff are really beautiful. They are a bit of a challenge to breed because "smut" (blackish shading) wants to keep creeping in. These also are a bit more prone to predation because of their light color. These come in shades from dark ginger to pale peach. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Female 270 This is a roo and two hens Female 270 Two hens sending their love to you... Female 150...
Silkie Partridge Created by Windchyme Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Partridges are a challenge to breed for show because it is very difficult to get the right colors in the right places, especially in the roosters. They come in different shades from mousey to reddish to gold. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Female 270 Won her class at the PPBA show in Stockton California in 2007 Female 270 A couple of partridge hens Male 120 A little really...
Silkie Blue Created by Windchyme Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Blues can come in many shades from paler to nearly black Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Female 270 Two blue hens at sunset Female 270 Blue Hen Male 270 Blue Hen
Silkie Black Created by Windchyme Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: These are an all around great color that can vary in shades, the best are deep intense black. For best color these are better bred in a pen of their own and not mixed with blue. If you put a splash hen under blacks she will produce blues. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Female 270 Two black hens Female 270 A less intense black hen Female 270 A black hen Female 200 Another cutie...
Silkie Blue Cuckoo Created by Windchyme Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: This is a color varient of the regular black cuckoo silkie. This is easily bred by using blues on regular black cuckoos. These are an AOV color. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Male 270 6 month old male Female 60 Around 2 month old baby
Silkie Frosted Cuckoo Created by Windchyme Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: These are still being worked on to reproduce let alone for being closer to the standard. These are a color variation of the regular cuckoo. These are an AOV color. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Male 270 The back end of a frosted cuckoo Male 90 Him as a younger baby.
Silkie Black Cuckoo Created by Windchyme Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: This color was first developed by using bantam cochins and polish by a couple of breeders. The biggest challenge as of yet is to breed the skin, beak and comb/wattles to be dark. I have achieved the skin and beak as of the winter of 2008 with face/comb/wattle skin mottling. These are an AOV color. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Female 270
Silkie White Created by Windchyme Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Whites are beautiful but those lacking the silver gene tend to yellow somewhat on the surface once kept outside for any length of time. They also are more of a draw for predators as they stand out better then other colors. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Female 0-mat Here is a pic of my crew in early 2009 Female matur This is one of the hens "Twitch" Female 120 Here's a little hen...
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