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Anyone have info in breeding Silkies?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Cheekon, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Cheekon

    Cheekon Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    NY
    I was just wondering about special care and what the standard is for them.
     
  2. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    What kind of info are you looking for on breeding silkies? I am not sure of the standard on them as I do not show silkies.
     
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    You can find the silkie breed club online, the standard is on there, or in the standard of perfection of course. As for special care, they need good footing otherwise their feathered legs will go to hell, and keep them clean so their plumage stays nice. They sometimes need their own place because they can't see well and will often get picked on by the other breeds. But, that and more should also be on the breed club page if you google it.
     
  4. Cheekon

    Cheekon Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    NY
    Ok thanks.

    Dose anyone know how to develop new plumage colors?
     
  5. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    You should ask Purple Chicken that question. I hear he is working on a plaid version.

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  6. Cheekon

    Cheekon Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    NY
    Did you cross breed a plaid Cochin? pure genius!
     

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