Do Silkies come in LF and Bantam?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stormylady, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. stormylady

    stormylady Songster

    Dec 27, 2008
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    If they do come in LF could you please suggest some breeders. Thankyou
     

  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    they do in Europe.. [​IMG]
     
  3. stormylady

    stormylady Songster

    Dec 27, 2008
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    Well thats a bummer I guess no silkies for me then. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I wish someone would start some JG silkie crosses and work on getting some size into the breed.
     
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    surely it's easy enough to create a giant silkie using oversize brahmas.
     
  6. silkydragon

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    ill be working on getting standard sized silkys starting this summer it may take till next spring to get them to breed true though (probably alot longer)
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Sounds like a project for you [​IMG]
     

  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:DEFINITELY a lot longer.
     
  9. stormylady

    stormylady Songster

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    Quote:How do you make silkies out of a different breed? by breeding a silkie to a brahma and back to silkies again? I don't understand much about the breeding procedures to get a new breed, I sure think it would be great to have a lg breed silkie. Thanks , Sandy
     
  10. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Quote:DEFINITELY a lot longer.

    Agreed, Projects take YEARS to get what you want.
     

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