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Where Can I Get Black Silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ilovemypeeps, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. ilovemypeeps

    ilovemypeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I want a Black Silkie but it HAS to be a hen and I have to be able to order only a couple of that kind. What hatchery can you suggest? McMurray only has straight run Silkies.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure there are any hatcheries that sell sexed Silkies because bantams are just too small to be accurately sexed. Your best bet may be to adopt an adult hen - have you tried posting a WTB ad in the auction section?
     
  3. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Supposedly, MyPetChicken has them. How accurate their sexing of day old chicks would be, I don't know. Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to sex. If you want a definate pullet/hen, get a bird at least 6 months old. Any way, here is the link to their black Silkies. They are a sponsor here on BYC, so I hope it's ok to post their link??

    http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Day-Old-Baby-Chicks/Black-Silkie-Bantam-p252.aspx
     

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