Look what I got!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cjexotic, May 19, 2009.

  1. cjexotic

    cjexotic Cj's Mandarin Ducks

    Mar 11, 2008
    Central PA
    I bought eggs from a few people filled up bator and gave some to hens.
    I wanted partridge hens. And none of the partridge hatched but one and lost him/her shortly after hatch.
    The few I put under hen hatched last friday. See what I got .. it was a big surprise as I do not have these and know nothing about them. lol

  2. NancyP

    NancyP Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    What are they besides adorable? I can't wait till I can have chickies.

  3. trilyn

    trilyn Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    I don't know if I'm seeing this correctly, but are their necks naked? Are those naked neck silkies?!!! Whatever they are they're too cute! [​IMG]
  4. Showgirls! i see one is, but can't see the other one's neck.
  5. starryeyes

    starryeyes Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    OMG so cute i need some LOL

  6. cjexotic

    cjexotic Cj's Mandarin Ducks

    Mar 11, 2008
    Central PA
    Yes I am told they are showgirls. I have never had any and never saw any except in other peoples pics. This was a complete surprise. And yes they both are naked necks. At first I thought something was wrong with them. lol
    I was trying to increase my partridge flock and was not having any luck so far. And then these too come out from under my foster hen. I was shocked.
    I never thought I could get into them but theses are sooooooooooo cute.
  7. Lucky you! i tried to hatch more the past few months and had terrible hatches, so only added about 6. They are the sweetest things, and their necks are so smooth and warm, like a babies bottom. i love my showgirls.
  8. cjexotic

    cjexotic Cj's Mandarin Ducks

    Mar 11, 2008
    Central PA
    Is there things to learn with showgirls that I need to know compared to silkies? Going on a learning spree? I had someone I sold eggs too contact me and she has showgirls and sent me a chart to understand the breeding to what makes what.. lol that was very nice of her.

    Was Showgirls a breed or did they come from a mutation? Not to offend don't know how to word it so its sounds right. lol
  9. The silkies were crossed with Turkens, the naked neck chicken, to get the naked neck part, then bred back to get the black skin and other silkie characteristics. i am no expert, but that's my meager understanding of how they were created. i just picked up two little turken chicks at the feed store the other day and they are very cute, too, with their naked necks and light skin.

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