Silkie thread!

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

  1. SilverSilkie

    SilverSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

    As this ones :
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  2. SilverSilkie

    SilverSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

    becoming as this :
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  3. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is still young can it grow to be fluffy”? If I take a pet quality and breed with show quality and keep doing that each generation will they (the chicks) turn out to be show quality?

    Thanks!

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  4. SilverSilkie

    SilverSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

    It can't be denied this is just a pet quality and will stay as that.
    For the breeding eventually yes, with the right selection every generation.
    When you want to arrive to high quality do yourself a favor and start at a higher level.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012
  5. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I started last year with Buffs and they are at a much higher level. These partridge were given to me so I think I will practice breeding them to make higher quality chicks.

    Thanks again!
     
  6. Fancy Feathers

    Fancy Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cynthia those babies are utterly adorable. [​IMG]
    And yes, I'd guess your blue splash is a girl [​IMG]
     
  7. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine are three wks. now and I'm ready to turn the light out at night because it's so warm in the house. I change the bulb every week or so to lower the temp and prepare them for out doors. I feed medicated chick feed till 4 months. If I have babies in with mature chickens I put the feed in a place they they can't reach it. I think your dividing plan will work fine. I do that with mature birds.
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Thank you Fancy. :))
     
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Very Pretty, are you thinking girl? I have a white I can't wait to see at this age. Hope "she" looks as nice!
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    This sounds easier than the DE, where do you find it? Is it just for this purpose, or something you discovered on your own? I wonder, if it is smothering those little critters.
     

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