silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ninnyeggs, May 24, 2011.

  1. ninnyeggs

    ninnyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    are all silkies bantams or are their standard ones too?
     
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  3. fisherboy614

    fisherboy614 New Egg

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    I own and sell silkies, and yes thier are full sized silkies, some known as giants which are as i said giant! hard to find though i will give that [​IMG]
     
  4. ninnyeggs

    ninnyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! i ordered some fertile silkie eggs and i really only want them to be bantams [​IMG] are the roos as docile as the hens? i cannot wait for them to hatch [​IMG] [​IMG] do you have any tips for the coop?
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    In the US, there are only bantams, although periodically you will hear about someone working on a large fowl silkie project. There is an active thread on here about largefowl silkies, and the photos show pretty large birds. That said, if you are in the US, unless specifically advertised as such, they will be bantams. In Europe, England, Australia, New Zealand (etc.) there are both large fowl silkies and bantams. Their bantams are a bit smaller than ours.
     

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