My silkie gang

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by shelleyb1969, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Thought that it was about time for me to post pics of my entire silkie gang. To be honest, when I first got the pure silkies as baby chicks, I really didn't like them much. And as they were growing, they definitely weren't my favorite times I was even convinced that I would never own any more of them. But since they've become more mature, I must say that I absolutely love them. [​IMG] They have such an endearing personality and are really pretty. Now I want a few more! [​IMG] They really do grow on you. These guys haven't reached breeding/laying age yet, and I can hardly wait til they do! [​IMG]

    Black hen:

    Grey roo:

    Partridge ? (haven't determined this one's gender yet):

    White roo (this guy's such a ham!):


    And Sparky, my frizzled silkie (sizzle hen/silkie roo cross).
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2008

  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    They are very cute!!
    I never thought I liked silkies either until I got one!! [​IMG]
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing 11 Years

    Mar 10, 2007
    You have such a pretty variety. I'm so jealous.
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:From what I saw at your place today, I'm the one who's jealous! [​IMG]
    Your showgirl is something else...I want one, or two, or...
    Oh dear, I'm in trouble! [​IMG]

  5. LuvinMyPeeps

    LuvinMyPeeps Songster

    Aug 22, 2008
    Powhatan, VA 23139
    How can you tell which are roos and which are hens with all that fluff? I'd love to get a silkie!!
  6. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:I've been able to tell with mine for a few weeks now. I could tell by their combs. The roos combs were VERY wide and "lumpy". The hen's combs are a little wide, but relatively flat. Also their mannerisms gave them away.

    The white silkie is crowing now, so he and the black one are occasionally fighting to establish dominance. The little black can just tell by the way she vocalizes and acts that she's a girl. And the little partridge I'm pretty sure is a hen, but she's so feisty that I'm not totally convinced yet. Her comb is directing to a hen, but her "oh no you didn't" attitude is like a roo. We'll see, I guess!
  7. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Don't you just love them. I have one young cockerel by hisself. I have been letting him out to roam all day and when I go outside and he hears my voice he follows me everywhere. I pick hm up at nite and put him back in his wire pen.

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