- Jan 12, 2016
Here's the story. My mom likes to purchase chickens from a few of the local Amish families for meat. On a visit about two years ago, she came back home with about 40 of these "giant silkies". She ended up keeping three roosters and one hen and let them run around the yard. Since I've never seen any silkies this big before, I went back to visit the Amish family my mom purchased these from to get more information on the birds. After a few questions,they said they let me know they no longer have anymore. I asked where they purchased the chicks from and they said from the hatchery but they wouldn't sell anymore of these so they couldn't purchase anymore to raise.
Does anyone know what breed of chicken this is? Or have any information on these?
They look exactly like silkies, even have the fourth toe but just a lot larger, definitely not bantam size.