Blue, Black & Splash Bearded Silkies
Bearded Silkies are one of the most enjoyable birds to own. They are not kept for their egg production abilities, but mainly kept for their other desirable traits. Large poofy crests, beards, 5 toes on each foot, walnut comb, feather legs, and soft silkied feathers make the silkie stand out. Their personalities are exceptional as well. Silkies lack barbicels, which is a genetic factor that contributes to the formation of the feather. The lack of barbicels gives their feathers a very down like feel. Very calm, and laid back, these birds are easily to handle for small children. They are easy keepers that don’t require large coop spaces. Silkies also brood very well, and they have excellent maternal instinct. When asked what is the most reliable, yet cost effective incubator, we suggest a silkie. Silkies are fairly cold tolerant, as long as they stay dry. Our flocks will continue to lay throughout the cooler days of winter. Their tinted eggs are not very big, but are adequate size for a bantam breed.
The APA and ABA recognize 8 color varieties; black, blue,splash, buff, gray, partridge, self blue (lavender), and white. There are many other color varieties available besides the ones recognized. We also offer Bearded Blue Cream silkies, Partridge, Blue Partridge, Paint Silkies and a mix flock that produces fun non-standard colors.