Silkie Chicken Hatching Eggs


Silkie Chickens are a rare and popular breed of chicken. They have a unique look and are usually white, with soft, fluffy feathers. Silkie Chicken Hatching Eggs are rare, because each hen only lays one dozen eggs.

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18++ Silkie fertile hatching eggs - Showgirl Sizzle Frizzle assorted colors

18++ Silkie fertile hatching eggs - Showgirl Sizzle Frizzle assorted colors

1 $20.00 1h 34m
8 sizzle silkie chicken eggs for incubation hatching

8 sizzle silkie chicken eggs for incubation hatching

1 $20.00 2h 27m
silkie hatching eggs Black 10+ Champion

silkie hatching eggs Black 10+ Champion

14 $16.00 13h 35m
6 Show Quality Silkie Hatching Eggs ( Crested,  Bearded and Tufted)

6 Show Quality Silkie Hatching Eggs ( Crested, Bearded and Tufted)

- $35.00 15h 4m

The Facts on Silkie Chickens


The Silkie, as obvious from its name, is known for its plumage. Unlike any other chicken, Silkie Chickens have a soft and fluffy image which feels just like silk. One of the oldest breeds of chicken in the world, it is hard to ascertain today where exactly this breed first appeared. Most people today agree that the bird originated in China first and then migrated to the west through the Silk Route. However, there have been claims that the bird actually developed in either India or Indonesia. The first mention of the bird can be found in the writings of Marco Polo during the 13th century when he visited Asia.

In the United States he bird was first recognized by the Standard of Perfection in 1874. But the breed had been around long before that and aroused much interest among common people. In the US the Silkies are generally available in the bantam variety. In Europe we still get the original breed. However, even the standard size is much smaller than that of other breeds of chicken.

Features

It is not only the plumage that is unique with Silkies, but it has several other distinctive features that are peculiar to its breed. To start off they have a blue flesh and blue bones and turquoise blue earlobes. This is something rather exceptional among chickens. Also unlike many other chicken breeds, Silkies have five toes in their feet instead of the more common, four. Their feet are also feathered. They have a crest and come with a walnut comb. They lay about 3 eggs every week. The eggs are tiny and are generally cream in color. The standard Bantam size of one is between 32 and 36 ounces.

Silkie Chickens come in two distinct varieties: bearded and non-bearded. The bearded variety would have an additional muff of hair just below its beak. There is a common misconception that Silkies could only be black. But today they are available in various colors. These would include blue, buff, white, gray, splash and partridge. All these colors of Silkies are recognized for competitive showing. In addition to these colors there are other variations as well such as cuckoo and red.

Uses

The Silkie Chicken is chiefly used for the purpose of showing. Being such an unnatural and unique among its species it obviously is able to garner a lot of attention and arouse much interest. Today they have also become extremely popular as a pet. Their docile nature coupled with the small size make them ideal to have in homes. Children just love them and even adults get quite attached to these sweet little creatures.

They are a very caring bird and brings up its young with utmost care. Their mothering nature is known to extend beyond their breed and Silkies have been seen to adopt baby ducks. This particular trait of their character is used for brooding eggs of other creatures. They were particularly known to brood over eggs of game birds. But with the coming of incubators, the Silkies today are used far less for such purposes.