Our focus: personality and type. We have worked hard to obtain eggs from several high performing show breeders, and then have kept only the cream of the crop for breeding. And a mean rooster will never participate in our breeding program. Only the sweet birds are bred. We also carefully watch for large crests - the naked neck gene can cause less feathering all over the bird, and we prefer large voluptuous crests, along with well feathered bodies!
Spring 2021 will be spectacular - a recessive white sizzle rooster over two recessive white silkie showgirls, two grey morehead split to recessive white showgirls, a black split to recessive white stripper (showgirl without a bowtie of feathers on the neck), a recessive white silkie, and a recessive white satin. Babies can be pure recessive white (silkies, showgirls, satins, sizzles) or colored in some fun variation (silkies and showgirls). The majority of babies will be white - and the others babies will be fun colors. Fun colors are not always standard colors, but they make us happy, so we keep them in there!
NOTE - Satins are not officially silkies. Satins are smooth feathered, and officially, silkies must have silkied feathers, lacking barbs. Sizzles are frizzled satins, with smooth feathers curled backwards. They can be bred with silkies, and if the satin is half silkie, then pure silkies can still be produced. But why breed satins? Some breeders will not, actually. But I like the look, and many pet chicken owners love the easy to care for feathers that shed water and dirt. The shape of a silkie without the hard to care for feathers! Eventually I will keep a white sizzle rooster so that I can produce sizzle and satin showgirls. But that's for another year :)
Miss Chew-bawk-a, a lucky girl! In December 2018, a Cooper's hawk swooped down and took off with our special lady! Her mom ran after the hawk with a rake, screaming bloody murder. The hawk dropped Chewy from about 20 feet up, and Chewy hit the ground and lay like the dead. Thankfully she is recovering from two puncture wounds and a bloody nose. We are very very happy to still have our girl!
Everyone's favorite, with the most amazing personality, Crystal! She is also Miss Super Broody, going broody at 5 months and happily raising 12 chicks (until we sold a few to give her a break!) She is constantly waiting for her next brood. So eggs from this girl are few and far between. But I'm sure we will hatch every single one!
Hopefully our new rooster, Mopster! We are 90 percent sure he is a boy :)
Looking forward to seeing these babies grow up and produce in 2021!