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Tommy Andersen

Silkies from Denmark

Post by Tommy Andersen » 13 Nov 2008, 19:23

Here's a little of what I have raised this year.

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Sylvia

Post by Sylvia » 14 Nov 2008, 05:51

Thank you for posting the photos Tommy, they are lovely looking birds.

Looking at the tail on the bird in the top photo is it a cockerel?

Bradders

Post by Bradders » 16 Nov 2008, 19:24

They are lovely :) :)

I love the white one :wink:

Tommy Andersen

Post by Tommy Andersen » 17 Nov 2008, 17:13

Hello

There is my old cock breeders who are on the photo at the top, it is one of his sons on the image of speech and he will be just as good as his father.

I recently exhibited this weekend and got good points in all the animals I had the sign.

in denmark, we have rating points and 100 points is the best I had 17 animals on display inside and got less than 94 points, the best got 97 points, it can be seen on my website under my silk fowl.

Tommy

firefly

help

Post by firefly » 26 Nov 2008, 00:11

hi
I'm pretty new to all this and wondered, i have 2 silkies one is small black and fluffy , the other is slightly larger and Brown but most definitely has beautiful smooth feathers , still has tuffty hair though why are they so different, always thought they should be fluffy ?

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Post by kated » 26 Nov 2008, 16:05

It sounds as though the brown one is a cross breed or a throw back. Can you show us a picture of her? I think when the brown colour was developed it would have benn done by breeding a basic white silkie with a brown chicken such as a Rhode Island. You may have a chicken with more of the hard feather gene than it should have. Or, it is just a cross breed between a silkie and a ?

Tommy Andersen

Post by Tommy Andersen » 26 Nov 2008, 16:41

I think it is an intersection you have in the brown, brown silk I breed chickens and these can be bred with the white, I have my white against the brown.
Silk hens must be fluffy.

Tommy

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Re: Silkies

Post by frugalchick » 05 Mar 2009, 16:32

This is my first post on here and it's probably to ask a silly question regarding colour. To cut a long story short, a power cut meant only one Silkie chick hatched from a half dozen eggs I bought, but I don't know what colour it is going to be, only what colours it isn't going to be. Hopefully the photo will show up and someone will be able to confirm this for me. The person who sold me the eggs keeps black, gold and what was termed 'silbar'. My chick looks kind of partridge coloured, so I am guessing that it must be 'silbar'. I THINK silbars are autosexing at day old, if so, does this mean the following is a hen or a cockeral?

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S/he only hatched out last night, so I know it's early days. This is the first time I have ever tried to rear/keep Silkies.

newby

Re: Silkies

Post by newby » 05 Mar 2009, 17:23

It looks like a 'splash'. I have a grey one with darker grey splashes. Very pretty, but absolutely useless. I bought 2 to act as broodies, a gold and the splash. The gold is very good, broods and rears my LS but the splash does absolutely nothing, just walks around looking lovely, to add insult to injury I have a black cock, who again looks lovely, about 18months old and he hasn't a clue. the hens just look at him posing and preening and walk away. I've seen him try to mate the gold, but he really is useless, and fell off her, and she just shook herself and walked away. I have 2 very small LS crosses in with them and they just run faster than him. He is very good with chicks however. Its a total cock up (pardon the pun) :roll:

anadain

Re: Silkies

Post by anadain » 21 Mar 2009, 18:14

Here are pics of my Partrige silkie LF with her 5 chicks that hatched this week (blue one is an araucana). Also a pic of Cock and other hen from the trio.

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maxa

Silkies looking for breeders of the variety with the beard t

Post by maxa » 22 Mar 2009, 11:45

Good morning everyone from spain!
Hi my name is I live in Madrid and I am a great lover of Silkies in the variety with a beard, I would be very grateful if someone

could guide or tell me if they know any breeders in Spain that the breeding, or if any of you could sell me some good copies and

whether there would be some way to be able to send them.
they command a big hug and wish them a good day for all lovers of Silkies.

my email address to contact me inexplicablemente2@hotmail.com




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Re: Silkies

Post by SkyChild » 26 Mar 2009, 12:32

Anyone know of silkie breeders in Scotland? My brother would really like some for pets

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Re: Silkies

Post by Gilly C » 26 Mar 2009, 13:25

Kittoch on here has some or did have try a pm

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Re: Silkies

Post by SkyChild » 27 Mar 2009, 08:54

Thanks Gilly, will go ahunting!

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Re: Silkies

Post by peanuts » 03 Apr 2009, 18:02

Hi am wondering what color to choose Silkies that is ! I like all the colors ! any ideas on most popular and why ?

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