Cackle hatchery Silkies?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Wolfefarmyard, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    Hello!
    I’m wondering if anyone here has some silkies from cackle? I’d love to see some pictures and hear some feedback. I’ve found that cackle looks to be the hatchery with the best quality that I’ve seen so far.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Free Ranging

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    I've had some from there that were just like little fuzzy teddy bears with 2 legs, dang near show quality. But I've also gotten Meat Silkies from them. The Meat Silkies are still real Silkies but not show quality, not quite as hairy and a whole lot bigger. About 6-8 lbs. And they mostly had single combs though black as an ace of spades. I used to sell them to Asian restaurants. They're supposed to bring good fortune to the eater, but a week after I finally ate one myself, a predator wiped out all my giant meat silkies. Go figure.
     
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  3. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    So they’re not labeled differently? When you order a bantam silkie you may end up with one of the large ones?
     
  4. EggWalrus

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    Some years back I got them from Cackle by way of TSC. 1st year they were the little tiny toy Silkies. The following year the were the Super Jumbo Meat Silkies. Both times they were just labeled "Silkies". I have called around and hunted for more Meat Silkies since losing mine but have yet to find any. I gave one to a friend back then. If he still has that rooster, maybe I can get a line of them restarted.
     
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  5. TxToxDoc

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    I ordered 15 and for the most part I'm very happy with my silkies. One of them has grown into a super fluff ball that I think comes dang close to "show quality." The majority are just beautiful pet quality silkies, but very sweet birds the whole lot of them. A couple of my chicks were obviously mixed with a smooth feathered variety. Not sure what happened there- maybe somebody in the breeding facility got in or out of a pen they weren't supposed to be in, lol. I've always been impressed with the customer service I've received at Cackle Hatchery. I'll have to try and get pictures tomorrow.
     
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  6. NNYchick

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    I ordered splash silkies and received them on 5/3/19, so far they are feathering out nicely for 8 week olds. None had any toe or comb defaults. I wont know for a few more months just how well they meet standard for type. I ordered from them because I have seen some really nice silkies come from there and they were the only place I could get splash only not BBS and that is what they sent me a nice mix of dark and light splashes no blue or black. I do not have any updated pictures on my phone but will try to take some tonight.
     
  7. NNYchick

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    Here is a couple of pictures, I’ll try to remember to update as they get older.
    8 weeks old

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  8. ocap

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    Here is my example of a Cackle silkie with the three large fowl Buff Brahma that she hatched and raised
     
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  9. Smitherinez

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    We ordered 6 blue silkie bantams. So far only one is looking really blue, the rest appear more black. There is one bigger than the others that has a single comb so that's not great. I also ordered buff cochin bantams and two of the roosters are really poor in the hips. One looks like he can barely stand. Goes around squatted down all the time. So I'm not sold on the quality of their genetics.
     
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  10. EggWalrus

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    Looks like a Silkie surrounded by little dinosaurs! :gig
     
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