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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:05 am 
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This little one was born on 28 Nov so now almost 3 month sold. It is the same size almost of a 2 month old silkie and only 2/3 the size of another silkie hatch-mate. At birth it was tiny as well. It looks to me like a hen in body shape but it has lots of staring fights with the little roos. The danglies under the chin are a quite wide strips of nude skin but no actual dangling bit (what are they called??) and it's head-dress is looking more hen like by the day. Thoughts anyone? And any thoughts on his tiny size - parents were normal looking. He/she was to be sold (and still will if a roo) but my stepdaughter has decided she wants to keep it as her pet. So if a hen it will stay :roll:
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There are large fowl & bantam Silkies, classification is by weight. Bantams are rarer and seem to be well sought after.


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The danglies under the chin are a quite wide strips of nude skin but no actual dangling bit (what are they called??)


Proper name is wattles but danglies is much more descriptive and interesting-sounding! :lol:

She is a lovely little chook - great photo! (At least I think and hope for you that she is a pullet!)


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Fantastic photo!
I would like to think at that age(regardless of size) that if it was a roo there would be more comb/wattle development by now.
My money is on her being a her :)

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She is soooo cute!

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Yer i would say a girl to, and probably a bantam i have bantam silkies and they not very big either.

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I would have thought the parents would have to be smaller as well - unless they have bantam in their ancestery but outwardly look like standard silkies. I have seen both parents and they are standards. Or she could just be a 'midget chook'. :oops:

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She could of been stunted my something when she was a chick which would explain how small she is.

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shes a nice little silkie :D


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very nice pic, i used to call them dangly things too lmao, or danglewhatsdoobas and stuff,

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I'd say it's a girl too. The roos have a comb by now and some wattle.
Very pretty little girl. I would have her in a flash. If you were close enough.

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She is lovely

And the picture is fantastic.

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The mystery deepens. This silkie has a sister who I sold as a chick. She too is tiny. I ran into the lady that bought her today. The hen is so small the lady had to build her her own feed bowl as she couldn't reach the normal one. Also since then I have hatched another 2 eggs from the same source and both chickens are normal. I wonder if he has one hen that is producing tiny chicks? But they are very cute.

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