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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CatKai, Sep 28, 2013.
I have two new additions (hatched out on the 27th)... both are splash.
I still need to take pics..
I will be setting B/S Silkied AMs, BBS JG and Silver Penciled PR's this weekend.
Did I mention how excited I was?
Who did you get eggs from??
someone has achieved a good result from crossing silkie cruz de cabeça preta / Belgian Bearded d'Uccle?
BYC auctions and one local BYCer.
Hi everyone just found the new thread and figured I'd check in
My birds are doing great!!! I have not had any losses with my Silk Ameraucanas and they proved extremely hardy this winter...surviving 0 degrees no problem!
I just started incubating again and I have a group of Blacks and Lavenders due to hatch on the 22nd. So excited to see what I get!!!!
I have been working very hard on my guys and I am really happy with my current group
Early on I had some large combs pop up but after out crossing to Smith and Blehm lines they look really good now
Egg color is awesome too! I have one hen laying a really olive egg but all the others are laying a decent Blue- hoping that the next generation keeps the color...
I am going to be hatching from my current group for the next couple weeks and then growing out my next set of breeders. I have out crossed quite a few times now so I feel pretty good about trying to breed Silk to Silk next and breeding all Lavs without using Splits or Blacks
Fingers crossed this next generation looks good
That is super exciting!!! I lost all mine... I will be looking for eggs this spring! Will anyone have any available for the Easter hatch a long? Shipping week of March 24.
Hatched out 10/32 eggs going on day 21 now (including 3 of 4 EEs in a separate hatcher for the laying flock). A higher blue/black rate than last year, so off to a good start. Going to be picky about disqualifying for any issues - marked two for DQ. One due to bad hatch position/assisted hatch and one due to significant trouble walking/standing (likely environmental cause, but not worth risking passing on).
Took a few pictures, will share after I get some sleep.
(This is the holding brooder for the first few days until chicks can walk and know what food/water are. Almost all are moved to the full brooder in under a day.)
3 more since earlier!