Self-Blue Silkies from Ideal at almost 3 weeks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i just wanted to share a couple pictures of some of the self-blue silkies i ordered from Ideal. They will be 3 weeks old this Wednesday and are getting very fluffy.

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  2. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG how cute! I wanted to order a few Silkies, but didn't [​IMG]

    Now I'm considering talking my dh into building a Silkie coop in a few years [​IMG] I thought I had better wait and not push my luck. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    I know this thread is old . . . ..but do you have any pictures of them now ? [​IMG]
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, i forgot about this thread but always subscribe to the threads i post. i ended up keeping just 3 girls out of the 16 silkies i ordered. The last group of boys i rehomed were MEAN! They aren't very good quality silkies, and actually, are not the brightest bulbs in the pack. But i will take pics tomorrow so you can see how they turned out. i had great plans to breed lavender silkies to showgirls to get some nice lavender showgirls. Turns out, i'm not built for breeding. i tend to want to keep the nice chickens, not the pretty ones . . . and then, my girls voted all the boys off the island. [​IMG]
     
  5. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay . . . . pictures . . .. I love picture [​IMG]
     
  6. Smokin Silkies

    Smokin Silkies formerly browneyebuttafly

    Mar 27, 2009
    Western, PA
    I had thought about ordering Self Blue Silkies from Ideal before but changed my mind after asking questions about colors being mixed. I thought I'd give them a shot and work on them with some better quality Silkies I have here....but I changed my mind after receiving an email from Ideal. They said (and I quote) "Any blue variety from our hatchery can include the Blue, Black or Splash". So the "Self Blues" can have any of those colors mixed in with them. I also asked why there wasn't a pic of the Self Blue Silkies and they said "We do not keep any pictures of our breeding stock." Seemed kinda shady to me that they can't put pics up of there real breeder stock. Anyways, I didn't want the confusion of telling apart the Lav from the Blues so I said the heck with it. If they are just pets its one thing....but if you plan on breeding them & selling them....might not be such a good idea IMO. [​IMG]
     
  7. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Quote:Self Blue and Blue are completely different colors and you can't get splash, blue or black from a Self blue
     
  8. Smokin Silkies

    Smokin Silkies formerly browneyebuttafly

    Mar 27, 2009
    Western, PA
    Your right, if its a true self blue you can't get other colors...but what they are saying is that their colors are mixed. I asked if the self blues had any other colors bred into them and thats the response I got directly from them. Unless he got confused, but I specifically said Self Blue/Lavender.....so I don't know. I just got a little concerned when he said that and the fact that they refuse to put pictures up of their breeding stock. Just my opinion though.
     
  9. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Quote:I'm 97% sure he heard you right and was talking about regular blue.

    *sorry for kinda hijacking*
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  10. sarah92107

    sarah92107 Out Of The Brooder

    I'm Bumping this Post.
    Is there any updated photos of the adult Self Blue from Ideal? All I seem to be able to View are the 3 week old photos.
    Thank you so much,
    Sarah
     

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