Sikie Babies- How to know which ones to keep?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ericsgirlie, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. ericsgirlie

    ericsgirlie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything we should be looking for. Obviously because we are in town, they have to be hens... but other than that, what makes a good silkie [​IMG]
     
  2. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    SIlkies take a long time to fill out. A lot of people say don't get rid of anything till up to a year even.
    But just look for lots of fluff all over, blk skin, five toes, good foot feathering.
     
  3. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Oh and on males you want a walnut shaped comb.
     
  4. ericsgirlie

    ericsgirlie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! If they have walnut shaped come as babies, does that mean they are boys?
     

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