Silkie Questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PepsNick, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    I am adding Silkies and have some questions...

    -Since there are only bantam Silkies in the US, the eggs are bantam, right?
    -They don't look much smaller than standard sized chickens. How much smaller are they?

    Thank you.
     
  2. ChickenGirl3

    ChickenGirl3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the 1st question but the second one is....

    silkies are about the size of a standard chickens legs
     
  3. Sumatra55

    Sumatra55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies according to the Standard of Perfection, Cocks should weigh 36 ounces, and Hens should weigh 32 ounces. Where as Standard chickens range from anywhere from 6lbs for females and 10lbs for the males but vary greatly depending on the breed. Leghorns for example are Cocks 6lbs and Hens 4.5 lbs.
     
  4. Muzzie

    Muzzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The eggs are smaller more like medium size I have some that are even a little smaller than a medium egg would be Hope this helps
     

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