A little confused, do LF silkies exist?

cupman

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I hope this is in the right section.

I would like to get 1 or 2 of those pure white silkies. They are cute and I think my nieces would adore them. However, I look over the breeds from a few hatchery websites and all the silkies seem to be bantams. I googled LF silkies and it seems they do exist but I was wondering if there was something wrong with them or if bantam was better for some reason. Do white LF silkies exist? Thank you.
 

SteveH

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In the U.S., a LF [ large fowl, the standard for Silkie is bantam] breed doesn't exist untill the APA says it does.
Many people have bred the silkied bantam up to LF; you can do it yourself by crossing a Silkie to something, say a LF Cochin, and breeding the resulting offspring to each other. 25% of the offspring should be silkied. Not many have continued with the work of getting the LF Silkie up to the strandards of true Silkies; with the correct colored comb, black skin, 5 toes, etc.. I don't suppose there's much demand for them.
 

cupman

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Great thanks for the tips everyone, I may flirt with the idea of trying to breed up some mutts that are close to what I'm looking for.
 

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