Are Silkies just slow growers- or is it me?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by eggsrcool, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I hatched out a silkie in June, so he (or she) is about 20 weeks old, and my 8 week old chick is the same size as him [​IMG]

    Are silkies just slow growers, or is it me? Or of course he (she) could be a bantam [​IMG]

    ETA- The other chick is not a silkie, and doesn't have any silkie in it [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2009
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Seeing as you are in England, I suspect that the chick is a standard and the older one a bantam [​IMG] And yes, many silkies tend to be slow growers.
  3. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Quote:Thanks [​IMG]

    However the other chick is a mix, and doesn't have any silkie in it, sorry I should have said that originally [​IMG]

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