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Blue Silkie Bantam
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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.
|Class:||Feather Legged Bantam|
|Weeks to Maturity:||19|
|Likely to sit on eggs:||extremely likely|
|Male Mature Weight:||2.5 lbs|
|Female Mature Weight:||2 lbs|
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 have all of the qualities of the other silkies but will vary in feather color.
Approximately 50% will be black, white, and black/white combinations.
THE COLOR BLUE: A unique genetic feature of this breed is the constant recurrence in the offspring of not only all blue chicks, but also the black, white, and black-white colors used in the original matings many generations ago to produce these blue birds. All of these chicks carry the blue genes and when mated black on white or with other blues in turn produce many blue offspring. In our breeding flocks, however, only blue males of the finest color are used.
Approximately 50% of the baby chicks will be all blue. The other 50% will be black, white, and black/white combinations.