Silkies And More

By hoppy, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. hoppy
    We have a new love here. After discovering Silkies and what a wonderful breed they are, my son decided to purchase one and start showing.[​IMG] [​IMG]
    He started with a pure white silkie cockeral which he did very well in his first show, we decided to add a few more and with that, our flock has grown. This year, 2011, my son started showing a blue pullet and a splash hen and ended the season with several first place, BB, BV and his first best in show jr. division.
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    While showing the standard colors is fun, the breeding pens are where the true adventure begins. I enjoy the babies of different colors and my pens consists of paints, lavender, porcelain and any other unsual color that catches my eye. Silkie feathering is adorable, but I've got a new twist- sizzles or frizzle feathered silkies. Here is my beautiful "Flower" a splash sizzle and some of her offspring.
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    This last chick started out frizzled on the wing tips but turned out as it grew to have more kinky then curled feathering.
    I have found that my sizzles can produce 4 feather types. curled, kinky, silked and smooth. The smooth chicks look like a miniature Polish and are completely adorable. I only breed frizzled to silked, never frizzled to frizzled
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