I only have one right now. She is half silkie and half Polish. She was actually an accidental hatch because I put her mom’s egg in the incubator thinking it was one of the Silkies at the time! She is a real sweetheart and one of my favorites. The upcoming chicks will be 3/4 Silkie and 1/4 Polish, so assume will look even more silkie-like. (50/50 chance of having silkied or smooth feathers). Hoping for some paint Polkies!
This is Kinoko, she has a gorgeous sheen to her feathers: View attachment 2862473 View attachment 2862472 View attachment 2862470 View attachment 2862471
Some of these photos I have posted previously.
Puffs first is out, another pipping I see and 3rd one nothing yet..
These eggs are from Chino or Char hens and Biscuit or Cookie roosters. I was expecting more partridge but I guess the dark colour in mother is more dominant?
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Chino in background (was pecking chicks, Smokey isn't very protective unfortunately)
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And this is Char just in broody jail at mo. 2 broodies are enough at this time .. I think she's trying to hatch her roosting piece of wood
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They are so sweet. Getting big so fast. Looks like some will be Smokey's beautiful coloring.
Depends on where you live. Always best to find eggs and/or chicks close to where you are if possible. I got my original silkies from Alabama Silkies. Had eggs shipped all the way to Hawaii and 14/16 hatched. (Have not had the same luck with shipped eggs since). They do not ship chicks. I was quite pleased with the chicks that hatched. They have some satins in their mix, so you may end up with some. (I had one).Does anyone know of a good place to get Silkies or eggs from? I don’t have any more room in my flock right now, but in the future I’d like to get some decent layers and broodies. With the exception of one, all of mine that I’ve gotten locally haven’t laid many eggs (if any at all), and they haven’t gone broody. I only have one hen now, but she just turned a year old and still hasn’t laid an egg. (Not Silkie hating, just curious )