large fowl silkes???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by heritagehabitatfarms, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Songster

    Oct 11, 2009
    clinton ar
    is anyone working on large fowl silkes??? i love silkes but don't really like the banties... i would like to breed for these but don't want to start with f1 if i don't have to... i would be willing to buy eggs or pay for shipping on adult project birds...
    thanks for the info
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  2. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    that would be soooooo cool OMG I want one if they do have these
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    In Europe, there is a distinct Bantam and Large Fowl Silkie. In the US, they tend to be more of an inbetween size, but are still considered bantam. So right now they are only available across the pond.
  4. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    Morrow, AR
    Ours are quite a bit larger than the ones I've seen from local breeders. My roo is almost as tall as my Penedesenca roos [​IMG]
  5. SteveH

    SteveH Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Here's a link for white F1 chicks said to reach 3 to 4 lbs. . Sold for eating and and 50% will be single combed , but it might be an easy place to get stated . I think a large fowl silkie would be a great asset as a broody , considering getting some someday myself .

    edited to say look under hybrid broiler/roaster [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  6. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Songster

    Oct 11, 2009
    clinton ar
    Quote:any chance we could get some weights on your birds???
  7. Silkie Man

    Silkie Man In the Brooder

    Nov 21, 2009
    Northeastern Ohio
    Quote:I'm going to see what happens. I have 13 young Golden Comet hens which should end up around a pretty standard size. I'm waiting to see if the two Silkie roosters in my pen will mate with them or not. They seem to get along really well, but no hens, Silkie or Comet, have started laying yet so we will have to wait and see. (Should be by early Dec) I feel like it's possible from how they act together and the fact that I have no standard roosters in the mix. Also, most of the silkies at the farm where mine came from were easily as large as the standard breeds I've seen in person. ...Not really Orpingtons, but definately not bantams. Food for thought?

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