Does anyone sell silkies in my area?

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  1. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which is Seattle area?
    I've been told my silkie may not be a silkie, and I so want one!!!!
     
  2. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what does your silkie look like...?
    Pictures?
    And i live in Everett, Washinton!!!
     
  3. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi these are pictures of my Buff silkie bantam~
    Anyway that's what she's supposed to be. Do you have and idea? I have wanted silkies for so long. Do you have babies?

    Pat
     
  4. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a silkie to me. Does it have black skin and 5 toes? That is a dead giveaway. Steph
     
  5. alabama girl

    alabama girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks more like a partridge cochin to me, I don't think it has 5 toes.
     
  6. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I am so confused!!!
    I want a silkie no matter what!
    Of course I'll keep this little baby also [​IMG]
     
  7. alabama girl

    alabama girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could help, I will be hatching some soon, but you are too far. Have you checked out mypetchicken.com, they claim to be 90% positive about their sexing bantams too. BYC has several silkie breeders I know two very nice ones, Marie-Martin and FluffnStuff. Good luck
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks like a pet quality buff silkie to me. Does it have a 5th toe? I have a male buff silkie who kind of looks like that and has no crest what so ever.

    Currently I have a trio of black silkies and 8 buff silkies, all pet quality. I will have to downsize these birds at some point this summer (July-August), but for now, none are on the auction block except three boys. I'm pretty sure you don't want a boy if you live in Seattle though. They are 11 weeks old. I'm in Everett about 20 min north of the UW campus.
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:That bird looked like none of the silkies that have passed through my silkie coop but
    that only 15 to 20 birds now. If you say it's a pet quality silkie than I'm sorry I added
    to pattee's silkie anxieties.
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, I could always be wrong!

    I personally wouldn't be surprised if some of these buff silkies were out crossed to buff cochins in attempt to make the feet feathering better or to help with color. The one I currently have that has no crest, (the first one actually that I've had with no crest), has feathers coming off his feet like the cochins do. He also has light gray skin rather than black, and as a chick, had a white tipped beak. At the moment the closest pic I have of crestless is below. Excuse the turkey who for some reason has a fascination with the silkie brooder.


    Click to zoom in full size to the bird who is in the door way.



    And looks like the chick next to the silkie in the first pic is going to be one early maturing roo!
     

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