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Silkie Info

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chick1043, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Hi! I just hatched a Blue Silkie bantam two days ago. I really want to know more about this breed. I noticed that some silkies have bigger "poofs" on their heads than others. Does this just depend on the bird? Any info would be awesome! Thanks:)
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Generally the silkies from hatcheries will have smaller crests.

    The breeder silkies also vary but if you buy from places like Catdance Silkies (I hatched out her eggs once and they were nice large crests) you will have better fortune.

    It is the breeding!
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Oh! Okay, makes sense!:) I got my egg from mypetchicken.com...Do you know anything about them?
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

     
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    I too also really like them. I only ordered one egg because I couldn't find Silkies anywhere and they actually sent me two eggs! 1/2 hatch:) I just wrote mypetchicken asking them about it:)
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012

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