silkies ??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by greeneggs444, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so are there only bantam silkies? or are silkies just small. im just an ignorant nonsilkie owner.[​IMG]
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    In the US there are only bantams, but overseas there are Standards.
     
  3. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the UK we get miniature, bantam and large fowl
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry//CGP/Silkies/BRKSilkies.html
    You
    might like this site. Scroll down for silkies.

    In the US, we have bantam silkies. Other countries have LF silkies. Someone was saying that they thought maybe there were some LF silkies here but I never saw anything on it. So I assume we still just have bantam. The hens get to be about 2 lbs. from what I have read in the past. I never weighed mine.
     
  5. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  6. Frostee

    Frostee Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told that silkies were non bantam, just small. Aren't there bearded and non-bearded silkies too?
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes there are bearded and non-bearded.
     
  8. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it mater what counntry you live in


     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The US standard for silkies is
    Cocks are 36 oz
    Hens and cockerels are 32 oz
    Pullets are 28 oz
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I believe in Australia you have both large fowl and bantam silkies. Your bantams are smaller than ours; your large fowl larger than our bantams. Note that US silkies are one of the larger bantam breeds.
     

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