Pictures of my new chickens...are these silkies?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ezgreen, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. ezgreen

    ezgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given these lovely chickens yesterday. Did not expect to get a rooster, but he is SO SWEET and just loves his girlies.

    My other 3 silkies are a little angry, but overall are doing ok and think it will get better. My one self-appointed Queen did have a fit when one of the new chickens laid an egg in her doghouse. She fussed and fussed until I realized the egg and removed it.

    Are these standard Silkies? I am not very familiar with specific names and breeds, but curious if this is the traditional silkie, and if they seem like good quality (or average). Does not matter, just curious. I just got them yesterday and they were brought from a ranch where the other standard more aggressvie chickens were really pecking on them and hurting them, so they are still a little frazzled.

    Thanks

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  2. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah their Silkies. They look like Standards but overall nice healthy birds.
     
  3. ezgreen

    ezgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks.

    I have 3 more that I have had a couple of months and one is more of a blueish color, and they are really fluffy and fat.

    These little guys have had a bit of a tough time on the ranch they are from, and that rooster really covers all 6 of them with his body. I think he has been protecting them, and doing a fine job. I like this rooster. There is a really small black one that looks a little weak, will get her (hopefully a "her") fattened up and loved and she will fluff up. She is still young I guess.
     
  4. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    Those are indeed silkies
     
  5. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWWWW there all so fluffy and cute!I think I need to get a flock of silkies too......
     
  6. ezgreen

    ezgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, they are sweet, too. They are very calm and gentle.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Silkies!!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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