The trouble with Midget silkies is..

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by StrawberryHouseMouse, May 17, 2009.

  1. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    They never live that long. [​IMG] Tiny, my little blue midget silkie from Allen Stanford died today. She wasn't showing any illnesses. But that's the the problem with midget silkies. Its' that they just don't have a very good chance at making it as long in the chicken world as normal chickens. The same thing can be said about a lot of people who are midgets. They have poor health and usually die at birth if not constantly watched and treated by a trained physician.
    Tiny will be missed greatly. I'm sure she is watching over her brother that she left behind from her big yard in the sky.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2009
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    When you say midget...do you mean a bird carrying the dwarf characteristics?
     
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    im sorry for your loss
     
  4. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Quote:Im not sure what the dwarf characteristics are. But Im talking about a chicken that is twice as small as its siblings. A runt if you will I suppose is a good example. Ever so often a midget silkie pops up in some of Allen Stanford's birds. I bought a group of 8 off him this spring. And one of which was a midget silkie. For the first two weeks it looked like a hatchling. They grow very slowly compared to normal silkies, and never get quite as big as them. It is close to the size of a jap or serama. They are not breedable. The organs inside dont work properly most the time. And they always seem to be female.
     

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