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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

What to call them?

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...

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Yep...going to be fun watching them grow up, like slowly opening a present, the suspense is almost too much! ;)

12 comments:

madcobug said...

Awwww. how beautiful they all are. Parents and chicks alike. Helen

robinngabster said...

Oh my gosh they are gorgeous!

mumma4evr said...

OMy...they are sooo sweeet!!!!!
becky

wwfbison said...

They are adorable....my gosh are they cute!!!  I can't wait to see them growing up...this will be neat.  I love the colorful poop...I thought gee, they are high brow chickens, they even poop pretty!!!  ;)
xxx
Lisa

plieck30 said...

Soooo pretty. Paula

breakaway1968 said...

I can't wait either!  I hope you update pics as they grow :)   This should be interesting.  What rooster do you recommend getting for starter's?  And hen's?  Were looking for laid back hens not dominating ones.  Ones that will give lots of eggs too.  

myrdog said...

that's just what I was thinking like opening a present. That is so exciting.

magran42 said...

I had white silkies once when I was a little girl.  This is the most exciting thing....Can't wait to see what you actually have.  I'd call them Golden Silkies.

gen0507 said...

Awwww, there's precious!

Hollie

nelishianatl said...

I so love them!  They are very cute.  

Easter POO! Lol

Nelishia

rdautumnsage said...

Beautiful little chicks! How about calling them Silk Phoenix a combination of both names. (Hugs) Indigo

geocachelinda66 said...

Those chicks are gorgeous!  Linda

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