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Silkie v.s. Sebright???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rhythmicgoldfish, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. rhythmicgoldfish

    rhythmicgoldfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so...i am alowing myself to splurge on 1 chick that is a bit whimsical but i'm not sure silkie or sebright


    silkie
    -very broody
    -white ones lookreally cool when dyed with food coloring
    -buff nes look like big bird

    sebright
    -very pretty
    -will stand up to the standards
    -wont take up much room
     
  2. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on your experience. Sebrights are harder to raise and more fragile. Silkies are easy but both make great pets. I would prefer sebrights.
     
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have NO self control, go with one of each! [​IMG] My sebrights are very sweet and very pretty. They haven't gone oustide yet, so I can't tell you how hardy they are. They sing very nicely, too. They can be a bit flighty though.

    My silkies are sweet too, but they're a little more easy going. I know they make good mamas, so that's a plus. They do make great pets, especially if you spend a lot of time with them.

    I know I'm not helping you make a decision. I like them both. Do you have other chicks right now? Chicks don't like to be a lone, so 2 is best.
    Sonja
     
  4. Mikhail

    Mikhail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd go with both too. Silkies and sebrights are two of my fav chickens [​IMG]
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Really? Only allowing yourself 1 chick? You must have some serious willpower! [​IMG] I agree with the other posters, go with one of each!
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Sebrights arent fragile at all. They are actually very very hardy. They are flighty though. If you want a very friendly chicken, I would go with silkies. Or check out old english game bantams.
     
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I dont think they are harder to raise, mine from last year did just fine along with the other bantys. But IMHO sebrights are feistier than silkies , bit more aggresive i guess.
     
  8. Chickenlover20

    Chickenlover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Silkies Bantam, they are very calm, friendly, playful, and very acceptable.
    I never had a sebright before. but Im getting 20 of them in the spring.
    I cant wait. Also I have a Nankin bantam, they are VERY friendly as silkies.
     

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