West Michigan Silkies

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by emmy2027, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. emmy2027

    emmy2027 In the Brooder

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    Emily from Grand Rapids here!
    Who breeds silkies in west michigan?
    What color? What makes you like the silkies so much?
     

  2. yochickiemomma

    yochickiemomma Chirping

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    Emmy Im interested to know too. Im in NW MI and thinking about adding a couple to my flock.
     
  3. emmy2027

    emmy2027 In the Brooder

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    same I want a splash silkie!
     
  4. grammanenan

    grammanenan Songster

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    I have a lovely Blue Splash Silkie hen I would trade for a good quality Black Silkie rooster. The only downside is that her crest is so dense she cannot see good, so she cannot free range at all. I thought about putting her mop in a ponytail :) I am in NW Michigan between Ludington and TC, about 40-50 miles from both and Cadillac too. I have the one splash and two paint and several sizzles in blue or black and a white curly frizzle and her mom is a smooth paint and grandmom was a curly with white skin, but I keep breeding them back to silkies to keep the skin dark - I keep blue/black/splash/whites. No Brown or Buff shades.
     
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  5. emmy2027

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    I do not have any silkies to trade. Could her mop be trimmed?
    How much are you asking for her?
     
  6. grammanenan

    grammanenan Songster

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    I would be happy with $15. I order good quality eggs from here and keep the ones I like for the following season; I thought I had kept a rooster over winter, was surprised when it started laying :~(

    I just hatched a couple of blue splash mixed chicks hatch last night - my white Huastec rooster is the only rooster here right now so I have not separated them yet. Also got three paint and four black mixed silkie (frizzle possible) chicks and advertised them all for $4 each on CL today. My two paint hens hatched with white toes, but they outgrew them, most of these chicks have white toes too. It was recommended that I get a good black roo to overcome that.
     
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  7. emmy2027

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    Where are you located?
    Do you have a picture of her?
     

  8. emmy2027

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    Do you ever come down toward grand rapids?
     
  9. grammanenan

    grammanenan Songster

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    I'm sorry, I don't have facilities to post a pic here, but if you PM me your phone number I could take a pic with my phone and send it to you. Sorry, I don't drive much, the farthest I ever drive that direction is Baldwin on M37 or Reed City on US131. I thought about cutting her mop a bit, but I didn't want to ruin her looks if I tried to sell her
     

  10. grammanenan

    grammanenan Songster

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    Well, I finally have my paint Silkie breeding stock ready for next season and sold anybody that didn't make the cut :) Bye Bye splash, blues and pure white. I will only be keeping black and paint hens and black roosters from now on. I have a black and a paint hen, two black youngsters and two paint youngsters - I'm sure I hear fledgling rooster voices in the black youngsters, maybe one of the paints too. The final hatch was given to my niece this week, and I kept three of the chicks my black mama wants to rear. They will live in the back room condo until just after Christmas, then move to the hen house for the winter
     

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