silkies

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by blue90292, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    last time i ordered silkies from a hatchery, i ended up with pink skin silkies.

    i'm wanting to buy whites. can anyone recommend a hatchery?

    thanks.
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    If you want quality silkies go with a breeder. Try Julie (bamachicken).

    Good Luck
     
  3. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    thanks, I actually have eggs in the bator from cpl of breeders. I need about 50 chicks sent to me for resale and I can't have them showing up with pink skin.
     
  4. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    nobody has bought good silkies from a hatchery??
     
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I bought 5 black silkies from Murray last year. None had vaulted skulls and only 1 had a crest on its head. Her name is Tallulah and I love her and she is very sweet, but as far as being a quality bird she is terrible, her foot feathering is awful. She is black skinned like silkies are supposed to be.

    Here she is:

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  6. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    too funny, i ordered the black and white silkies from mcmurray last year and they were the one's with pink skin! [​IMG]
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I got some from Ideal and they're black (okay, more blue than black) skinned:

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  8. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For white silkies I recommend Ideal. I got alot of silkies from Ideal back in November. I lost alot of the black silkies to pasting up.
    The ones I have left of White are gorgeous! They have nice crests and okay toes. The best quality of ANY hatchery silkies I've ever had.[​IMG]
     
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  9. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    I got an adorable non-bearded Black Silkie from Ideal through Atwoods last fall. There are pictures of her on my website. [​IMG]
     
  10. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    you can also try ordering from www.jmhatchery.com i ordered 25 from them for a science project. it says white silkies but he might throw in a couple black or partridge if you order alot. out of 25 white i got 3 black and 3 partridge
     

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