|Rate of Lay:||150/Year|
|Mature Male Weight:||36 oz|
|Mature Female Weight:||32 oz|
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Silkies were described by Marco Polo in the 13th century as "hens which have hair like cats, are black, and lay the best eggs." Black Silkie bantam chicks are black with white wing tips and some white on the neck. Their skin, beak, legs and toes are black. Some have beards and muffs while others do not. They have walnut combs, a small crest, five toes on each foot and feathers on their legs and feet. Adults have black plumage and noticeable blue ear lobes. They are noticeable for their hair like feathers created by their lack of tiny hamuli and scrolls that allow the barbules of the feather to connect.
You may receive both bearded and non-bearded Silkies in your shipment.
Our bantams are purebred and represent the breed and variety; however, we do not guarantee or represent that they are of show quality.