Very small silkie

Celiandy

Songster
9 Years
Jul 2, 2010
217
5
101
Port Angeles
I have a little black showgirl/silkie (Peanut). She is sooo small, about 1/3 the size of a regular one. She is about 5 months old, so she should be getting close to her full size. Is this common? Should I try to breed mini silkies? Is there something that can happen in the upbringing that can stunt their growth? I got rid of her siblings but they seemed a little bigger. I'll try to take some pics if anyone is interested in seeing her.

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but it was the closest that I could find.

Thanks!
 

SundownWaterfowl

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 16, 2008
9,764
83
293
Southern Columbia County NY
I have a dwarf/runt silkie. She will be 3 this fall. She is very tiny and will not lay. She laid about 3 eggs, then that was it. She's so adorable, I can't get rid of here. She will be here till she dies.
 
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Celiandy

Songster
9 Years
Jul 2, 2010
217
5
101
Port Angeles
Interesting, I wonder if they don't usually lay. Thanks for your responses, it's good to know she's not the only one out there.
 

reereechickens

Songster
8 Years
Feb 12, 2011
434
3
139
Reidsville, NC
I have a runt also!
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robin416

Songster
12 Years
Feb 6, 2007
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21
203
Cynthia is correct, I did have a dwarf. She died last Summer after she started internally laying.

There is a physical difference between a dwarf and a small Silkie. It would take me forever to find Dwarf's pic but I'll give it a try. Their bodies are more round and the legs are quite a bit shorter. Cynthia has pics of another breed that was a dwarf.
 

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