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Silkies vs Pekins

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dean10, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Dean10

    Dean10 In the Brooder

    I'm gonna do youth shows with my chickens. I have brahma's but the people say'd I should get a smaller chicken. I really like pekin's and silkie's. What would you say is best between two for easy handling and personality?
     
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  2. chickenlover09

    chickenlover09 Chirping

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    I like silkies.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    I've had both Pekins and Silkies and both are very calm, friendly, and docile breeds, but when it comes to sweet, lovable, lap pets, Silkies are unmatched.
     
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  4. Dean10

    Dean10 In the Brooder

    Yes I thought I'll rather go with the silkie's
     
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    My children made lap pets out of our Silkies. They loved them.
     
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  6. Dean10

    Dean10 In the Brooder

    yes will they be calm because at the show i need to bath them and dry them and then show with them?
     
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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    If you hand feed them a lot and handle them a lot, they will be very calm and tame.
     
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  8. Dean10

    Dean10 In the Brooder

    Ok thanks
     
  9. chickenlover09

    chickenlover09 Chirping

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    Yeah. Handle them as much as you can.

    I have three silkies, one of them is very fiesty but she doesn't mind being picked up and played with. The other one loves to be picked up, and the last one hates being picked up and is very aggressive.
     

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