Silkie Feathered Easter Eggers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by trisha19, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. trisha19

    trisha19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,
    I thought I would start a thread for silkie feathered easter eggers. I have seen a few people have been lucky to have this pop up in thier lines as I have. I have a silkie feathered hen that I hatched last spring from my stock of easter eggers. Hoping there are more people out there that would like to compare notes, and share about this. So far this year I have hatched 6 chicks with the silkie type feathering.
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    Now keep in mind I have NOT crossed my birds with the breed of silkies, these birds have no traits of a silkie. I have no idea how the gene got in to the line but it is there.
     
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Love the first one!


    So with Silkied feathering also popping up in purebred Ameraucanas, anyone noticing a really interesting trend here in Silkie feathered flukes? I wonder if there's something going around causing it. . . ?
     
  3. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have some Silkie-X-Ameraucanas who lay blue eggs, that I want to breed up to Silkie standard and still have blue eggs....
     
  4. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    That's awesome Trisha! Where did you get the parents of these silkied chicks?
     
  5. trisha19

    trisha19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought eggs off of ebay almost 2 years ago, keep all of the chicks that hatched and then last year these started popping up.
     
  6. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any to sell, or eggs? Otherwise I plan on breeding Silkies to my EEs.
     
  7. jmmre31

    jmmre31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want one...Any idea where you can get the eggs to hatch?
     
  8. trisha19

    trisha19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be selling some in a couple of months as long as my hatches keep going good. I only have one hen so I can't sell eggs as she only lays eod.
     
  9. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what does eod mean?
     
  10. trisha19

    trisha19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what does eod mean?

    Every Other Day
     

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