when do silkies....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Grant6411, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Grant6411

    Grant6411 RIP Steven

    Dec 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    when do silkies get their full... well... poof? top thing, thats it. top. when do they get that? my 6 month silkie has an top that obviously will grow, but when will it get that beutifal peacock kinda thing?

    btw do you know whats the best? a soft fuzzball white silker rooster - that doesent crow! woot! (and loves to be held...)
  2. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    They should reach full plummage by 6 to 7 months. Some silkies don't have as much as others. Genetics.
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    This is a three month old so you can see she is one with heavy top knot. I had others not as big. Hers is now unbelievable
  4. lilarabookworm

    lilarabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2008
    Quote:what a lovely silkie!
  5. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    Hey, I never had a silkie but I want one ssssoooo bad. [​IMG]

    If some1 could tell me "I have a very large pen and I don't

    know if I can put my silkie in with the rest of my chickens?" [​IMG]

    I miss raising chicks and I think I could raise a silkie or 2

    but people say how sweet silkies r and I could not get rid

    of it? HELP! [​IMG] And if I could get silkies where should I

    order from and what kind do u think I should get??? [​IMG]

    Please let me know, Larra
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Here is one of my 3 month old pullets. [​IMG]

    LAG: Silkies will most likely need to be penned by themselves. Also, if you are looking for poofy silkies, go to a breeder, not a hatchery. If you are serious about getting silkies, be careful where you order from. I purchased 7 buff silkies from a breeder in florida. 2 had twisted beaks, 3 had single combs, and the coloring was all wrong.
  7. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Oh my goodness Sundown, What a beautiful Buff Pullet!!!!
    Julie is that beautiful girl one of Snowball"s? Makes my heart go PitterPatter. she does.

    I can't wait to post some photos of my new batch.
  8. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Yes Jaynie, she is out of Snowball. She is the one you saw at the show that won best of Breed.
    Sun your buff is very pretty.
    Jaynie, I am going to take some pics of the chicks i hatched out in the first round with yours and mine. They are nearly feathered and very pretty.
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Bama Chicken: Your pullet is gorgeous!
  10. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

    Apr 1, 2007
    N. Carolina
    Bama and Sundown, your silkies are gorgeous! I have a blue splash that is like that. I'll have to post her pic before I trim her hair this weekend.

    Grant6411, all silkies are different. Some don't really get a big poof but like the others said, after 6 months they will have their permanent "doo". It's all in the genetics. Take my avatar to the left....a full grown silkie rooster, but different than a show silkie rooster. He's pet quality compared to some show silkie roosters on here. I wasn't displaying him because he's show quality, I displayed him because he's the most regal, gentle, friendly rooster I've EVER had. [​IMG] ....love my Morticai. [​IMG]

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