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Black Silkie Bantam
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description each How Many
BSBS Straight Run $4.04
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: bantam
Class: Feather Legged Bantam
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: small
Egg Production: good
Meat Production: poor
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Heat Tolerance: good
Cold Tolerance: better
Disposition: best
Weeks to Maturity: 19
Freerange: poor
Skin Color: black
Comb Type: walnut
Likely to sit on eggs: extremely likely
Bird Size: small
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: feathered
Head Style: puff
Male Mature Weight: 2.5 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 2 lbs
less
Both China and Japan claim the origin of these unique bantams and historians have traced them back to Marco Polo. Their black skin and feathers that feel much like hair make them one of our most unusual varieties of chickens. Our Silkies come both bearded and non-bearded and are tremendous setters on all types of eggs. They are small bundles of all black hair-like feathers with a mulberry colored comb, face, and wattles. The ear lobes are a light blue turquoise and the skin is dark bluish/black.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
We have enjoyed our silkies and our assortment of baby chicks . we babysit 2 girls ages 3 and 7 and they are so excited to go feed the baby chicks and watch them grow. it is teaching them responisbility in a real fun way. thanks! the chandler family.
I have some Black Silkie hens and roosters, they are austounding birds! They are excellent layers and setters, and by far the gentlest birds in the coop! What a great breed!
I ordered 30 assorted chicks last week, and I am so impressed with the quality of my chicks and the speed of delivery. All of my chicks were healthy and beautiful! My order was VERY affordable and I didn't have to sacrifice quality for price. Thank you so much. I will definitely come to you again for future orders. Good job guys!