Silkied Ameraucana Project

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CatKai, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkied Ameraucana are not crossed with the Silkie breed. They are pure Ameraucana with silkied feathers. Silkied is a feather type.

    This link below is to the original thread that was started for these birds. That thread was started 10-20-2008 when the 1st pair was 18 weeks old.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/98335/whats-wrong-with-their-feathers

    It's a long thread that takes a very long time to go thru to find the info between the chat and all that is in it but it's the best thing to do if you want to know the story from the start. I am starting this new thread in hopes that we can stick to the Silkied Ameraucana project and not attract posts about birds totally unrelated to the project. The title on the original thread isn't specific to what has become a project several are working on now.

    Silkied x Silkied = all silkied
    Silkied x Split to silkied = split & or silkied
    Silkied x non silkied non split = all split
    Split x Split = can result in silkied, split and non silkied non split. You can't visually tell the difference between a split and a non split. Test breeding is the only way.

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  2. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 5 days it is easy to tell a silkied chick from a chick with regular feathers.

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  3. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the pictures and new thread. Hopping on [​IMG]
     
  4. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

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    closest I can get to grinning like a skunk in a briar patch!.. lol
     
  7. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. EdenCamp

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    I need to take new pictures. Purdy birdies there![​IMG]
     
  9. LBKS

    LBKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering when we'd split the thread to get a more appropriate name! Thanks for starting it up! [​IMG]
     
  10. misschickenlittle

    misschickenlittle REALLY wants a new title

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    Yes, we need this thread! Thanks CatKai!!!

    (Really want to get eggs or birds from you... Someday!)
     

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