Looking for True Fibro Silkies or Showgirls

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RaresightFarms, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. RaresightFarms

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    Hi all, I am looking for true Fibromelanistic Showgirls or Silkies. That means, not just black skin, but black meat, organs, dark bones, etc. I keep seeing Silkies with black skin but pale inner flesh. Silkies are a fibro breed... and that means 'black fleshed' not 'black skinned'. They were originally bred FOR black meat, not just the outer looks. I am trying to find a line of Silkies (or Showgirls if I'm lucky) that are true to the original Silkie. I find that, since most people don't breed Silkies for meat birds in the US or UK (they still do in Asia!), that breeders have slacked in keeping in line with the original Silkie fibro. Personally, I don't think that since most breeders don't eat Silkies, that they should just let that important aspect of the original Silkie disappear.

    So, if you or someone you know breeds true fibro Silkies (or Showgirls), post it here!!
     

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