Silkie thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    The term "Blue Splash" is kind of redundant. Splash only comes from blue, so it's a given. Just like there are different shades of blue, there are different shades of Splash. In Marans, the French call the Splashes "Dirty Whites", which suggests to me the background color should be white. The more blue feathers there are in a Silkie Splash, the more blue or grey the background coloring will look due to the feathering. Like I said before, this is just my take on it, but to me, the 2 birds I pictured represent to me what a Splash should look like. I may be waaaay off base, sure wouldn't be the first time! Do you have a pic of your Splash you could show??
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012
  2. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkies don't dust bath at all. Maybe thats why I'm having so much trouble with them. My standard hens have no problems but they wallow in the dirt all day (i have 2 separate coops one standard and one silkies)
     
  3. lil mama

    lil mama Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what the breeder I got my silkies from told me. Hope this helps..." I and many other breeders use the frontline pump spray made for dogs and cats. This is NOT the spot on which is much too strong. I combine it with adams flea and tick PLUS spray (not the regular, smells really bad). I use the adams on their crests and around their faces - spray a little on a piece of 4x4 gauze to apply. For the frontline, I spray a little into a small plastic container and using a 1 cc. syringe, apply .05 cc./ml for a full grown silkie, put on skin, one drop behind crest, one drop under each wing and the rest in drops around the vent. It does a really good job of keeping things under control if used regularly. Do not ever apply and put them in a confined area like a carrier - always use in a well ventilated area and do not spray it on them or overdose - it can and has killed birds. It's not approved for poultry, but it works and so everyone uses it. LIke everything we use to kill the creepy crawlies, you just have to use common sense in applying to birds. They have very sensitive respiratory systems which is why I do not use poultry dust or DE."
     
  4. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you buy the sprays at?
     
  5. lil mama

    lil mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Any pet store. I just found it cheapest at VetRXDirect.com
     
  6. KMHunter

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    Man! If I had someplace to put him, I would take him! I just have too many growing out in too many different places right now. [​IMG]
     
  7. KMHunter

    KMHunter [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Cr

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    Tomorrow is lockdown for me! Hope both hatches go well and we have some really cute pics in a few days! [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  8. kahlua

    kahlua Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set 3 dozen eggs from CJ's silkies. I picked them up on Tuesday. I am praying for a good hatch...my hatches haven't been so good lately although they have been shipped eggs, and we drove to pick these silkie eggs up. Half are BBS, then there are two SG, some white, some partridge (or maybe the P stands for paint? not sure!) and lavender partridge...I forget what else but I am very excited. I've been waiting for these guys since November! Once I see what hatches I'll decide what varieties I want to work with.
    I still have my 4 white silkies from Tractor Supply, but I am dying for the "real thing." Those four all have some issues...no leg feathering on two, one has a straight comb and no vaulted skull (worst silkie ever??) and the one I believe is a boy has very sparse feathering on his legs. None of them have particularly good temperaments. The boy is the only one I can get close to. So I can't wait for some sweet well bred chicks!!!
     
  9. Fancy Feathers

    Fancy Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brand new Silkies
     
  10. 1chicken fan

    1chicken fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just got some silkies, one a partridge one a blue, I am in loooooovvvveeee! I will try to post pics tomorrow :)
     

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