Ohhh these babies. They are soft soft soft. I have let the fancies out of their pen now. They are enjoying their freedom. Not before I got what I wanted out of them though. I wanted to cross something.
The possibilities would have been:
A Silver Laced Polish/White Silkie cross
A Silver Laced Polish/Golden Phoenix cross
A Golden Phoenix/White Silkie Cross
Apparently the Golden Phoenix was the dominant male. I came out with five Golden Phoenix/Silkie crosses along with two regular white silkies (There was a silkie rooster in there too) That is so far. I have several more eggs from this bunch that still have yet to hatch.
So...look at these. Should they be chocolate silkies? Golden silkies? It is going to be a lot of fun to see them grow up. I wonder if they will be long tail silkies? Wouldnt that be something? They all come out clean legged, no feathers on the legs or feet like the silkies.
Here are the babies...
No, that chick didnt poo a colorful poo...but I MADE it a colorful poo. The original was just not meant to be in a picture...lol.
Okay, here are the three Mamas, a pic of the Mamas and Daddy...and the Daddy.
Now, this is what a silkie chick looks like...here are my two white silkie chicks...and the next picture I borrowed from Feathersite.com to show you what a Golden Phoenix chick looks like. I have a few pics somewhere of the ones I hatched last year, but cant seem to locate them right now.
Yep...going to be fun watching them grow up, like slowly opening a present, the suspense is almost too much! ;)