free silkie roo on craigslist...should I get it?.. UPDATE I got it!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NoseyChickens, May 30, 2010.

  1. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I am looking to have a little breeding group of silkies. I have a beautiful splash pullet I hatched out in November that I would love to breed. I found this ad on Craigslist and I am seriously thinking of going this route instead of waiting to hatch out a mate. What do you think? They have started females for $75 and 1-3 month straight run for $35 also, so I may add another female. SO that would mean I could have a breeding trio for $75. They are NPIP too.

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/grd/1760445833.html

    and here is their website~

    http://showsilkies.com

    DH is ready to get in the car and drive out there today. Should I do it?

    Here is a picture of my female a month or two ago, she looks even better now~
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  2. france

    france Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just have to tell you how beautiful your silkie is [​IMG]

    (And of course you need more.....)
     
  3. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Thank you so much! She seems to know it too! She's a funny little bird, we love her.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I'd be wanting to know why "top bloodlines" were going for free?
     
  5. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Exactly, that's why I am a little hesitant [​IMG]
     
  6. Marie1234

    Marie1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It could be a simple case of someone hatching out their own, selecting the best to keep and trying to rehome the others as quickly as possible. I'd rather give away a roo for free to someone who wanted it than deal with too many roos competing for the hens or run the risk of one I don't want to breed getting in the pen with the hens and messing up my plans for the next month, or cleaning and cooking.
     
  7. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I think it might be worth going out and taking a look. There is a video of the birds on thier web site, they look pretty nice. There does seem to be a lot of roo heavy hatches this year.
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Right, me too. But... it depends if one wants to breed PQ or SQ.
     
  9. iwannaduckie

    iwannaduckie Out Of The Brooder

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    Free roo's = they have waaay to many roo's to keep!

    I'd go look, if you like what you see, get one! If not, leave.

    BTW - I'm a silkie hater, but your splash girl is BEAUTIFUL!!!
     
  10. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Id go with it [​IMG]
     

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