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Regular size silkie

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Skye727, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got two silkies at a feed store. I didn't realize they weren't bantams until I got them home. They are huge! Are not all silkies bantams? I thought they were.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Silkies are bantams, but not a little bantam like a d'uccle or an OEGB. They're more around the size of a bantam cochin when they're fully grown.
     
  3. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are huge compared to my other silkies. That is why I'm confused. They are bigger than my cochin bantam.
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Oh that's weird. I do know they have full size silkies over in the UK but I've never heard of any in the States! Maybe somebody selectively bred for larger size?
     

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