Our breeding silkies’ feather colors are blue, black, splash, white and porcelain. Porcelain is a combination of lavender and buff and some of our hens are partially partridge, but we no longer keep pure partridge. Chicks from “mixed” hatching eggs can hatch in any combination of the colors we keep. We especially like these chicks because of the fun of the surprise. The chickens are also easily distinguished from each other by their unique colors.
Silkies are a bantam chicken breed, with soft silky plumage. Their feathers are similar to down and wisp around, making them look like balls of fluff. They are incredibly sweet, gentle birds that make a perfect pet for children.
The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot (instead of the usual four). Silkies have feathered feet, and mulberry colored cushion combs (typically only visible on the males, as the female’s combs are smaller and hidden by their crest.) Silkie hens make wonderful mothers and can even adopt baby ducks if given the chance.
Silkies are one of the few ancient chicken breeds we still have around today, originating from Asia prior to the 13th century, truly a heritage breed.
Due to the high temperatures we are experiencing, we are NOT currently separating our silkies into breeding feather color groups. All of our silkies are together where we can best care for them in the heat and make sure they have plenty of access to shade and water. All hatching eggs could be a mix of any of our colors, or a pure color. If temperatures are above 85 degrees (F) we will not ship eggs that week. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!
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