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Blue Silkie Bantam
2015 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description each How Many
BXBS Straight Run $4.14
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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: excellent
Disposition: best
Weeks to Maturity: 19
Freerange: better
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
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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.

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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