My "fake" chickens- the d'uccles and the silkies

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Buster, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Here are some chicks hatched from Chellester's birds. They are growing on me all the time.
    They are now about 6 weeks old.

    Here are the silkie chicks. We are beginning to think that at least two out of three are roos:

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    The millie fleur d'uccles. We think that we have a pair here. The one on the left is a cockerel:

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    Last edited: Jun 9, 2008
  2. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    What adorable chicks! THe silkie babies are too cute!
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    [​IMG] *WHACK* you for the "fake" comment Buster [​IMG]
    they will hatch and care for anything you put under em and mine are little egglaying machines (cept when they are hatching of course [​IMG]
    They cant help it they are so darn cute!
     
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  4. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    They are gorgeous!!! Silkies are my favorite!!!

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  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Beside Orpingtons, Silkies are my Favorites. I love my silkies. Those are so cute.
     
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Thanks everyone. I am a huge fan of "real" chickens like Orpingtons and Sussex, but these bantams are growing on me all the time. I really like them. The pics of the silkies don't do them justice and the d'uccles are in the ugly stage, but I will keep updating this thread with more pics of them. I also have 12 d'uccle and 16 silkie eggs in the bator right now. I'm doomed.
     
  7. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Are you calling LUCKY, my Belgian D'Uccle a "FAKE" chicken. She will peck your eyes out.

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  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Hey Buster did you just get a spanking from DLHUnicorn???

    Silkies aren't fake chickens they just aren't chickens.

    As for the d'uccles well they are just mini-me's.
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    LCRT and PC- You both crack me up. I laughed right out loud at both those posts. I actually like them better all the time. I originally got the silkies for my MIL and the d'uccles for DW's garden, but I think that I will have to build another building and get more now. [​IMG]
     

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