SILKIED bantam Cochin pullet

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  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    This young lady is 18 weeks old. Silkied feathering is extremely rare, but can be reproducible with a "starter" bird such as this. Shipping is available when weather is appropriate to do so. $16.99 for a new shipping box, plus actual Express Mail shipping cost to your zip code. Here is a link regarding this pullet with some very helpful info from a fellow BYCer, who just happens to be one of the very few people who raise this beautiful variety:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=452628

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    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011
  2. DelcoChix

    DelcoChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to say...she is gorgeous! ....soooo tempting though...
     
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:Thank you for the compliment...but I take no credit for her. A friend of mine gave her to me when she was a baby chick with down feathers. I knew she was special when she got her "big girl" feathers.
     
  4. Rachel's Hobby Hatchery

    Rachel's Hobby Hatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] to bad you are three hours away or I would buy her. My chickens are 1/2 silkie 1/2 cochin bantie and a silki roo, so it would be an intresting pairing.
     
  5. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Rachel's Hobby Hatchery :

    [​IMG] to bad you are three hours away or I would buy her. My chickens are 1/2 silkie 1/2 cochin bantie and a silki roo, so it would be an intresting pairing.

    Ya know...there's LOTS of wonderful Michigan folks who I'm sure would help out with a chicken transport. [​IMG] [​IMG] Not that I'm an enabler or anything. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mind me asking why you're not using her in your Blue Barred project? Just imagine - SILKIED BLUE BARRED! [​IMG]

    If I buy her (and I'm seriously considering it - I've got my bird fund for the year all set aside, untouched thus far...) that's what I'm doing with her!
    She should go to someone who plans on developing Silkied Cochins as serioulsly as swheat is though. It would be a shame to see those genetics go to waste, or just get muddled up with regular old Silkies. Just saying. [​IMG]
     
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  7. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:My blue barred are a whole separate project by themselves. LOL Yes, silkied blue barred would be awesome...but I've got way more than enough going on with my various projects. And add on all the other breeds I have to keep/get up to standard...I've got my hands full. [​IMG]
    To keep this pullet, I would need to relinquish one of my other varieties. To start the project and not be able to devote enough time and attention to it just isn't fair to this little lady or the project. [​IMG]
     

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