Silkies

barred-rocks-rock

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Jul 5, 2009
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There are Standard (Normal Sized) Silkies, but they are not available in the U.S. You would have to find a breeder out of the States if you wanted one.
 

hinkjc

Crowing
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13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
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All silkies in the US are bantams, although they do remind me more of a mid size breed. Maybe it's all that fluff.
 

ChickenSal

Songster
10 Years
Apr 22, 2009
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Wow, I'm suprised someone hasn't tried to cross breed and come up with a larger silkie.
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ChickenSal

Songster
10 Years
Apr 22, 2009
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Kent, WA
Well I guess it's like the Standard Poodle and the toy poodle.
I would want a bigger Silkie just so I could keep it in with my bigger chickens. I have a standard size rooster and I'm afraid he had a lot to do in the death of one of my bantam hens (a D'Uccle).
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So now I'm so scared to get any more bantams. My Sebright gets along with him okay though.
 

CrestedHorizonPoultry

Songster
9 Years
Feb 21, 2010
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Missouri
Are you kidding? Why would anyone want to have large fowl if they thought like that? Of course I would want a standard size Silkie, just like I have standard size Polish.
 

Sonoran Silkies

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
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There are folks who don't care for large fowl and others who do not care for bantams; to each his own. It is no different than folks who prefer one breed over another. Personally, if I could get a HUGE fluffy silkie, I would love it! (Can you imagine a 12 or 14 lb silkie!)
 

muddyhorse

Songster
10 Years
Aug 11, 2009
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Bloomsdale, MO
Hmmm, STD cochin x my non bearded too big for my taste white roo. keeping the comb dark is the big problem, which is dominant walnut or strait comb ? at the last swap there was a silkie I swear was crossed with a sumatra.
 

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