I saw a mottled silkie today-Update, I bought her!!! Now PICS page 4!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by danischi24, May 16, 2009.

  1. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    I went to this bird farm near Jerusalem & they had cochins, brahmas, Jersey Giants, silkies & jungle fowl etc. etc.
    He got some silkies from England a few years ago & has kept them pure but not really bred to the standard as there are no shows here. I found a true mottled silkie hen there-I wish I had my camera. She had no DQs but was not of great quality.
    I was thinking of buying her off him as he didn't really want her but I don't breed, am moving & with my 2 imports coming soon, I didn't. Anyone ever hear of mottled silkies?
     
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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    HI THERE!!! I wish you had a pic of that bird!!! I would love to see, have never heard of that before.
     
  3. cat

    cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the breeder down the road from me has dozens, he can't give them away as no one here wants them, they all want white or buff! but hey, we are in Ireland!
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you mean Splash?
     
  5. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to see this rare breed color of Mottled Silkie
     
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  6. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    She is a jet black with snow white feathers sprinkled all over but more in the front half than the back. I have never ever seen or heard of this color in silkies. Your Irish birds may be white with some black feathers which is splash. If they are black with some white feathers, please post some pictures.
     
  7. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    I will take photos if I go there again or if enough people are interested, I will buy her.
     
  8. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm interested please do buy her [​IMG]
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I am working on mottlrd silkies--I would jump at the chance to purchase some!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  10. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same here...
     

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