Project Silkie O - Colored-egg-laying Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cattitude, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    It was suggested by hipeatall (https://www.backyardchickens.com/u/24088/hipeatall) on the silkied Ameraucana thread ( https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/98335/whats-wrong-with-their-feathers/2110) that I start a new thread on these so that they aren't confused with the silkie-feathered Ameraucana. Of course, to start things out right, we *must* have pictures!


    F2 rooster:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/gallery/image/view/album/6130103/id/4744047/sort/null

    F2 hens:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/gallery/image/view/album/6130103/id/4743901/sort/null

    Chick wing:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/gallery/image/view/album/6130103/id/4745809/sort/null
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  2. TinyBirds

    TinyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I think every breed should have a strain of blue laying chickens! Silkies are no exception! I want one :D
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  4. hipeatall

    hipeatall Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    Agreed! I just love all the different egg colors. I'm looking forward to seeing Silkie O chicks :)


     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I will be working on that here on the farmstead over the next few years. The first project will be show type leghorns followed by phoenix and branching out from there.

    These sound like it will be a fun project, I know in AUS, many of their silkies lay blue eggs
     
  6. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    More Pictures! It's been raining, so some of the chickens are bedraggled. Oh Two is the son of Oh One. The ladies have nice dark skin and legs. I'm choosing first for five toes, then for dark skin and silkie feathers, then for blue eggs. The culled roosters go to the auction and the culled hens go to Mom's laying pen.

    Silkie O, rooster = Oh One, and his Ladies

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    Silkie O, rooster = Oh Two:

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    Isabels and Porcelains, currently in with a buff Silkie roo and a partridge Silkie roo:

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  7. Chic_girl

    Chic_girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love silkies, and I love Americana and EE egg colors, although I have none of the above. I've tried to convince my parents to let me get silkies (unsuccessfully) and a colored egg layer (also unsuccessful), Maybe one day I could offer both!

    This seems like an interesting project- I will follow the progress!
     

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