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Under The Feather Farm
Specializing in rare, heritage and fancy chicken breeds ideal for the backyard flock

Black Copper Marans / Blue Laced Red Wyandotte / Breda Fowl / Svart Hona
Blue LayersMille Fleur d'Uccle / Silver-BBS Silkie / Paint Silkie

Silver Partridge/Blue, Black, Splash

Silkies

 
 

Silkies are a large bantam, with fluffy feathers that look like chick down, black skin, blue earlobes and five toes along with fluffy feet. They are very mellow and friendly which make them great pets. Ours are bearded and some have domed heads.

Silkies are great if you want to increase your flock without an incubator because they go broody frequently and persistently. They have enough determination to hatch a golf ball or pinecone if that's all they have incubate…or so they’ll try to convince you. The hens make awesome mothers and are a great replacement for an incubator. Silkies lay a small sized white or cream coloured egg. They require short perches that they can hop up to because their feathers are down like they can't fly.

Extra roosters dressed out for the table will surprise you with their black skin, bones and connective tissue, caused by fibromelanosis, a rare mutation found in the highly prized and very expensive, Svart Hona (Swedish Black Hen) and Ayam Cemani. The meat is surprisingly juicy and flavourful once you get past the colouring and very popular in some parts of the world.

Our flock is a mix of Partridge, Silver Partridge and Blue, Black and Splash Silkies so you will get a variety of colours hatching out.

NOTE: They do best with other gentle and smaller breeds like the Svart Hona, Mille Fleur d’Uccles and Breda Fowl.

  

Temperament: friendly, quiet, docile
Bird size: small (large bantam)
Egg colour: white or cream
Egg size: small
Price: $14 chick

Ordering Information

How to order: Read the information on our Order page for more information and details. 

 

 

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