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White silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bammony, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Are all white silkies less fluffy and have small crests or is it just the hundred or so that I've seen?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    If they are non bearded they don't have very good crests. If they are bearded they should be just as fluffy as the rest of them.
     
  3. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    They're non bearded. Ugly little suckers too. Leggy and no fluff at all. Yes, they are hatchery stock, but still. I f I didn't know anything about silkies and those were the first ones I had seen, I would NEVER think of getting a silkie. My friend was trying to talk me into buying them to go with my flock of silkies. I was LMAO! I told her, those are not real silkies. LOL
     
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    JM Hatchery's white silkies are mostly all bearded. You have to order 15 chicks as the minimum, but they might throw some black or partridge chicks in with your whites. [​IMG]
     
  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Here's a picture of three pullets I got from JM Hatchery. As you can see, the nonbearded still has a nice sized crest.

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  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Those are pretty good, comming from a hatchery.
     
  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:Those are pretty good, comming from a hatchery.

    That was when they were still feathering out. Their crests got so big that they got crestcuts. The only thing I didn't like is almost all mine had single combs not the walnut comb.

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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some non bearded birds, including whites can have very good crests that can surpass those on bearded birds. Here are a few nice NBs.

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  9. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    Wow! VERY nice silkies. Thanks for those pics!
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:OMG I can't believe those are Joel's silkies. His own pics on the site
    looked like hatchery quality. We were gonna get a few as meat birds.
    Now I will think twice.

    Our own whites are small fluffy tribbles.
     

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