when do silkies....

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

  1. Grant6411

    Grant6411 RIP Steven

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    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

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    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

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    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
    [​IMG]
     
  4. lilarabookworm

    lilarabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what a lovely silkie!
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  5. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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