My Silkies then and now

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cheepchicks, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to share how much these two have grown. Their siblings were eaten by the skunk about a week or so ago.

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  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    [​IMG] Cute birds! I love my silkies. Aren't they so precious as they are growing up?
     
  4. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Carri,

    They are cute but they are growing so slow compared to the original chicks I received from MM. I am beginning to wonder if they are bantams. What do you think?
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    In the second pic is that a partridge? I hve a silkie who looks similar to yours
     
  6. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
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    ugly duckling to a swan![​IMG]

    very PURTY birds!!!

    olivia
     
  7. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those silkies are really cool! I just can't wate till my silkie chicks grow up.

    -alex
     
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Silkies only come in bantam size, actually. They get pretty decent size though!
    You're right... They do grow veerrrrrry slowly. I got my girls (buff and splash) from a friend who breeds them. They were two months old and TINY!! They are now 9 months old and finally full size! One just started laying but the other hasn't. They are slow to develop overall.
    I have a black girl that I received as an adult and according to who I got her from, she started laying at 8 months. [​IMG] Talk about taking your time!
     
  9. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To all : Thanks for your replies. I have nowhere but here in this whole big world where people understand my chicken thing !


    Carri

    I am pretty sure that is a partridge. I am new to this and still not really familiar with the colors. Some are easy to tell.

    I just wish I new if they were both boys or both girls or one of each <grin>
     

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