On to the love of my silkies. I can’t get enough of them.
Here are some pros of keeping silkies/breeding them:
-They make great surrogate mothers
-They eat very little
-They are fuzzy and soft
-They make you laugh
-They make your friends laugh
-They sell like hot cakes!
-They lay relatively well for an ornamental breed (at least mine do)
-They are cute. Come on. Don’t deny it!
-The roosters’ crow is less obnoxious than a standard rooster (in my experience)
Okay.. So who wants pictures?
You all are aware of my trio of breeding stock yes?
There is Steve (daddy)
There is Lorraine (mom #1)
There is Pearl (mom #2)
And for the babies:
Unnamed because he is going to Jaqueline – it’s a little roo 🙂 He’s adorable!
Unnamed – it’s a frilkie – and it is not related to my threesome.
I’m pretty sure it’s a boy, but I’m waiting to be sure. I do believe he is going to my friend Jason. He has 3 of my silkies that are the same age.
Now for the little ones that are too young to be identified as pullet or cockerel – they are going on six weeks old this weekend (these pictures were taken last week – so they were close to 5 weeks old)
This is the one I helped hatch! She/he is so beautiful!
and we lost one last week 😦 It had eaten something that would not pass through the crop. It was so beautiful too.
RIP little guy ❤
Here are some cute pictures of Steve being super dad:
*Chick pokes dad’s butt*
Steve: “Who done it”
I can’t complain – he’s been keeping them warm, feeding them and hanging out all day and all night 24/7 with his kids. His tail feathers are finally growing in and he’s looking much better. Damn you Jagger and your bullying!