Queen Silvia Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Purpletie3, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just purchased some Queen Silvia's from GFF a few weeks ago. They are certainly cute. Is anyone else raising them?
     
  2. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I am SO glad you have started a thread for these! I am finding my Queen Silvia's to have quite the little personality. One of them is a real stinker and keeps popping back and forth through a hole in the pen the bigger ones can't get through. I think her name is going to be Helen after my mother in law, who was always into something making my DH crazy! He can't control this chick either.

    Please post pictures and I will take some also.
     
  3. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    6 Week old Queen Silvia Silver's- I have 2 pullets and 2 cockerels in this group.

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    These are about 2 week old Queen Silvia's. They really change quickly.


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    This is what they looked like at 3 days old.

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    It is hard to believe these chicks transform into silver Queen Silvia's!
     
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  4. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    @Purpletie3 would love to see pics of your babies!
     
  5. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    @lonnyandrinda would love to see how your group is growing up!
     
  6. chicken2525

    chicken2525 New Egg

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    Did you have any luck color sexing these chicks right when you got them? If so what did you look for to determine sex? Did you find out were correct when they matured?
     
  7. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Welcome to the thread!

    I still don't know if they ar auto sexing.

    I have found the little cockerels grow combs pretty quickly. I am finding QS to be sassy little things. The cockerels will take on anything, doesn't matter how large the other chicken is. That is another way to get an idea about the sex...attitude. I have been talking with some of the Swedish breeders of these birds and they say they need a lot of room. I have found out if they do not have A LOT of room they tend to pick on and at each other. The pen I had them in was 12 X 12. It seemed pretty large to me. I was having lots of feather picking and a few nearly tailless QS. Since I have opened the door and let them free range, I've not had any problems. The first picture are 5 weeks old. You can easily tell male and female at 5 weeks. The last picture they are about 2 1/2 mo. old and the middle picture is an older cockerel and a younger cockerel having a conversation.
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  8. chicken2525

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    I have 7 Queen Silvia, just a few days old. For some reason I'm not able to upload pictures! Good tip on the space...I'll have to make sure they have access to my tunnel system also...all my good free range types love them.
     
  9. sr26

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    Anyone selling chicks or eggs?
     
  10. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Mine should be laying in the next month, I hope, but not yet. I read a paper from Sweden that said their eggs are supposed to be pink. I cannot wait! I will see if I can attach it. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv...
     
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