Are Silkies bantams or standerd fowl?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SilkiesForEver, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello,
    I'm wondering if my Silkie is a bantam or standerd fowl. I've heard that they have bantam counterparts, and that they are just bantams. We are going to show soon and I need to know.
    Thanks!
     
  2. chikenzrok

    chikenzrok Out Of The Brooder

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    im pretty sure they can be both but im not sure...[​IMG]
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    In the US, only bantams are recognised, and there are very few that are larger than bantams. Silkies are one of the larger bantams, however.

    Cocks weigh 36 oz, cockerels and hens 32 oz and pullets 28 oz.

    Unless your bird is SIGNIFICANTLY larger than that, enter as a bantam. If it IS significantly larger, make a point of entering as largefowl and as an unrecognised breed.

    In other countries, different weights apply.
     
  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    So I would need to weigh them to find out. Thank you!
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Unless they look huge and feel heavy, they are almost certainly bantams. Chances are pretty high that you would know if you have large fowl silkies.
     
  6. Sylviaanne

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    Anyone know where to get LF Silkies?
    Does the size matter or is it just the weight?
     
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