the silkies and showgirls.

The silkies and showgirls. We are switching over our silkie flocks - Heidi adores her Seuss-like showgirls with their glamorous bare necks, so our new flocks will feature these lovely ladies. We are presently growing up a new white husband for Crystal and Chewbawka! He will either be from Magnolia Silkies (master breeder Shanna Parker Gardner, who bred Crystal and Chewy), or from Hackle Haven, a wonderful farm with gorgeous silkies in nearby NC! We have also begun a journey into paint and black silkies and showgirls, so stay tuned on Facebook for more photos as they grow!!! 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.

 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 happily waiting for her next brood, and she's not even a year old yet. So eggs from this girl will be few and far between if she continues this trend! But I'm sure we will hatch every single one as soon as her rooster grows up!

We have two lovely white roos and two lovely white pullets growing up, and will soon hopefully hatch some white frizzle or sizzle hens to add some diversity and fun to our white flock. Here's one of our lovely roosters, still busy growing!

And wait until we introduce our paints! We have a sweet natured paint rooster who will care for black hens from paint breedings - they should produce some spectacular paint and black split babies - and some of them will be showgirls, since we have one black split showgirl pullet! And we also have a black naked neck rooster over paint girls, who will produce more black paint split girls for our main pen with his lovely paint ladies!

 I love that the silkies are so mellow - my d'Uccle babies love to snuggle underneath all that fluff!

Stay tuned!!!

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