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Are silkies considered bantams?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by funonahonda, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    When I look in the welp hatchery catalog they only have only bantam silkies.

  2. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Well...kind of. From what I've read, silkies in the U.S. are larger than their EU counterparts. They are considered bantam fowl only in the U.S. But HOPEFULLY someone will start working on largefowl silkies!
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    In Europe (and Australia, I think) they have both bantam and largefowl silkies. Here in the use there are only bantams, although some lines tend to be larger than others.

    Personally, unless one could create HUGE silkies (think 2-3' tall) I will continue to prefer the bantams, and of those I rather prefer the smaller ones.
  4. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    im going to try to work on the standard silkies this summer so cross your fingers [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
  5. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    briar.........I MUST have the first ones!!!! PLEASE!!! [​IMG]

    I need silkie broodies!!! [​IMG]

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