Hi I'm new and need advice on where to buy Bantam Silkies in CA

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  1. Lindajp

    Lindajp New Egg

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    I have navigated this site for a couple hours now and I love it!! I'm not exactly finding what I'm looking for though. I am wanting to buy Bantam Silkies in CA and want to go to a reputable person/site. Does anyone have experience in buying Bantam Silkie Chicks through the mail in CA? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!! Linda
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    With all due respect ,hatcheries sell silkies but, they tend to be far removed from the type of silkie you can get from a reputable breeder. There are several silkie threads on BYC - mainly divided by color. The oldest one is my favorite go- to site - Just put "Silkie thread," in the search box and you'll probably find connections there. You could also post on the California thread at "where am I, where are you." in the social forum. Silkies in this country are bantam sized. In other countries I believe they just have the large fowl ones.

    Good luck with your search. They are well worth the effort in finding them. One important thing to know is, silkies are nearly impossible to sex before 4-5 mos. of age, sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs. If people offer you very young chicks and say they are DEFINITE "Pullets" or "Cockerels," I would FIND ANOTHER SELLER.
     
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  4. Lindajp

    Lindajp New Egg

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    Thank you so much for your advice. We were hoping to be able to sex them before purchasing, so I didn't know it's not possible before that age. We definitely want hens. I'll go to the sites you mentioned. We've raised ducks before, so this isn't exactly new. We're just new to Bantam Silkies and I can't wait to get started. Thanks again.
     
  5. Lindajp

    Lindajp New Egg

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    Thank you so much for the welcome and for the link. I needed a place to start. I'm so excited!! Thank you so much!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Some people do DNA sex Silkies (via blood, feathers or egg shells) if you don't want to wait until they are adults to figure out what you have http://www.accu-metrics.com/avian.php
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome![​IMG] I'm glad you joined the BYC flock.

    You've received some good advice already.[​IMG] I hope you can find some Silkies.
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
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  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Drumstick diva has given you all the info you need.
     
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  10. Lindajp

    Lindajp New Egg

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    Thanks everyone! I love this site!!
     

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