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Re: Silkies

Postby em76 » 19 Jul 2011, 21:19

Mini started laying again about a week after her first broody spell.
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Re: Silkies

Postby Taboo71 » 03 Aug 2011, 17:05

Are these true silkies? I bought them as day old chicks with the hen, they are now 18 weeks old and some seem really large, also I noticed a couple only have four toes :( , aren't they supposed to have five?
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Also does anyone know what colour the "chick" in the 2nd photo is? It's white x gold/red, thanks in advance
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Re: Silkies

Postby Woodburner » 06 Aug 2011, 12:06

Lorna wrote:My silkie went broody so we gave her fertile eggs of which 2 hatched, she started laying again 6 weeks after the chicks hatched but went broody again after only 3 weeks of laying. She still has her chicks with her.
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That's pretty typical of silkies.

Taboo, they look ok to me, a bit leggy perhaps, but cockerels do seem to stand a bit higher than the hens. Four toes is not right although the back two can be a bit variable. e.g. V or Y shaped sometimes to the point of being one toe almost right to the end with just the tips with the nails being separate. I don't know at what point it would count as a 'fault'.
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Re: Silkies

Postby JuliaPeacock » 15 Aug 2011, 11:14

I want to buy some Silkies for my new coup. Anyone in the High Peak area have any to sell? Hens only.
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Re: Silkies

Postby NewClucker » 26 Aug 2011, 13:55

Hi everyone, can anyone sex my silkie cross please. He/She is 12 weeks old

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Re: Silkies

Postby kated » 26 Aug 2011, 14:50

By stance and headgear probably male - but notoriously difficult to sex.
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Re: Silkies

Postby NewClucker » 26 Aug 2011, 15:01

Hi, Theres difference of opinion on this one lol.! Others are saying female as there is no sign of wattles.!

Ive heard that silkies are one of the hardest to sex.

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Re: Silkies

Postby M00R3Y » 28 Aug 2011, 15:31

Hi everyone,

I have 4 18 week old black silkies, but I cant decide if their boys or girls.

I thought 3 of them were girls as they had nice rounded powder puff crests on their heads, and one a boy as it had quite a swept back crest,
but since then the 3 that i thought were girls have gained quite loose wattles and the guy hasnt gained any at all.

none of them crow yet, but someone has started to lay.

the three with the pompom crests squat down as they do when a cockerel treads when you go to stroke them on their backs, but the other one doesnt.

can any shed some light as to whether their boys or girls?

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Re: Silkies

Postby Tia Maria » 03 Oct 2011, 10:41

I have 2 little white Silkies (at last) to go in with my gold Silkie that Tweedy gave me :grin: :grin: I am so pleased

I am also getting a Frizzle Cockerel (he's only 6 weeks at the moment) that will go in with them =D> =D>
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Re: Silkies

Postby Captain Carrot » 19 Mar 2012, 08:52

Hi all.

My silkies are coming up to 11 weeks old. I'm trying to sex them but there isn't much to go on.

Some of them are developing fuller tail feathers, can I assume that these could be cocks? they've all got roughly the same sized wattles and combs. I may have to upload some pics.
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Re: Silkies

Postby Gilly C » 19 Mar 2012, 09:52

even though I have kept them for 12 years I am still hopeless at sexing but then usually only do 1 hatch a year sometimes 2 and under a broody so not many and I have got it wrong so many times, the breeder I used in UK gave up with them as not cost effective, also the meat does not appeal to me I have been told it tastes good but blue skin and black bones is enough to put me off ! here I can buy them at the garden centre quite pricey but takingin feed costs and waiting 6 months for eggs maybe more maybe near enough the same ;)
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Re: Silkies

Postby jonewchick » 19 Mar 2012, 13:12

Captain Carrot wrote:Hi all.

My silkies are coming up to 11 weeks old. I'm trying to sex them but there isn't much to go on.

Some of them are developing fuller tail feathers, can I assume that these could be cocks? they've all got roughly the same sized wattles and combs. I may have to upload some pics.


Looking at your pics in other post you have some potential cockerels there, you can try to look for longer single feathers coming out of their crest. If you put more close up pics I'll try to guess - I like doing it especially with silkies! :lol:
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Re: Silkies

Postby Captain Carrot » 19 Mar 2012, 22:35

jonewchick wrote:
Captain Carrot wrote:Hi all.

My silkies are coming up to 11 weeks old. I'm trying to sex them but there isn't much to go on.

Some of them are developing fuller tail feathers, can I assume that these could be cocks? they've all got roughly the same sized wattles and combs. I may have to upload some pics.


Looking at your pics in other post you have some potential cockerels there, you can try to look for longer single feathers coming out of their crest. If you put more close up pics I'll try to guess - I like doing it especially with silkies! :lol:



from my point of view I have 4 cocks and 3 pullets. There may be a prize for most right gueses.
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Large Standard Silkie Hatching Eggs Needed

Postby AChickChick » 07 Apr 2012, 17:59

I'm looking for hatching eggs from LARGE Standard size bearded Silkies (preferably buff or golden color). Would anyone be willing to sell me some? The size of the Silkie is key; I''m specifically looking for the larger size Silkies. Thanks, all! :)
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Re: Silkies

Postby airyfairy » 06 Jun 2012, 20:50

Hi, does anyone know of a Breeder / for sale Silkies in the Buckinghamshire / Bedfordshire area. I lost my cockerel and 1 silky hen to old age :( and am looking to get some more. Just can't find anyone who sells them. Thank you very much.
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