How tall do Silkies get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 2mnypets, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    I know that the males get around 36oz. and the hens get around 32oz. but how tall do Silkies get? I know they are bantams, but was hoping someone could tell me roughly how tall they are, and how to introduce bantams to standards. I have 39 chickens that are almost full grown and the introduction of the 24 to the 15 went off without a hitch. I had them separated by a fence in their brooder box and then in their separate coops(with the same fencing) that were built side by side for 2 1/2 months. I've got 12 baby chicks that I picked up today from the post office. More are to be delivered on the 26th of this month. Since I've always had standards I wasn't sure if there was something else I should be doing to help facilitate a non-threatening introduction when that time comes. I was just thinking and wondering if the chickens really know if there is a size difference.
  2. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    Well, my silkie roo is about 14" tall to the top of his head...but my pullet is about 8" tall. I seriously think she's a runt! I raised my standards and bantams together, so introduction wasn't a problem; although the girls occasionally pick on the roo. I also have tried introducing the pullet to some 9 week BR pullets--but they all picked on her. She's very sedate. [​IMG]
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    My silkie girl is tiny! I've also seen show quality silkies who's girls are as big as my boy! They are maybe at most a foot tall when standing up straight. There are both large and small silkies in the world, while in europe, there are bantams and standard sized silkies.
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Yeah I would say about a foot tall standing strait's hard to tell with some of them and their large poofy heads though.
  5. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    Thank you very much for your replies. That has helped me tremendously.
  6. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Crowing

    Sep 17, 2012
    Ozark, MO
    Hope I can get an answer, My 5 month old Silkie roo is at least 15 inches tall, he was slightly stooped when I was trying to measure him. Is he LF? Certainly not bantam, right?

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