Silkies are cute and fluffy, with a fluffy crest to a fully rounded pom pom on their heads. They can be bearded or non-bearded.
They make great pets and are comical to watch. They don’t eat much and are easy to keep, much hardier than their fluffy appearance may suggest.
Blue – bearded, this quartet is from very good stock. They throw blue and splash chicks, never black.
Bantam gold – a quartet of small bantams. Two bearded hens, two non bearded. One hen is particularly pale, from citron breeding. This group can throw pale gold, gold partridge and any shade in between.
Bantam chocolate – mixed chocolate patterns:
Cockerels are chocolate paint, a chocolate cuckoo and a chocolate silver partridge.
Hens include chocolate (some bearded, one with a base of gold), chocolate silver partridge, dun (fudge coloured).
Chicks can be a variety of colours from dark chocolate bearded to chocolate with silver patterns, gold patterns, even the odd khaki (champagne), gold, cuckoo and chocolate paint. Recently I’ve hatched a rather nice dun/gold colour and black too.
This group is bred for size, I keep back the smallest ones each year. They are pet quality and sometimes have either amber eyes or a little straight comb (which I am trying to breed out).
Bantam white bearded – new for 2021 (or winter 2020), little pure white standard bantam bearded silkies.