SILKIES Large Fowl.

Silkies are more than just big balls of fluff, silkies are fun active and entertaining. We have spent several years selective breeding to produce silkies with which we can be really pleased with. When we first started with silkies we found they were often fair-weather birds who suffered during inclement weather. There are few things that look more pathetic than a miserable wet silkie. We are now proud to say that we produce silkies that are good, strong, weighty and hardy. Our stock frequently run round with frost on their backs and don't mind the odd shower of rain.

Silkies are a breed that are occasionally prone to Mareks disease, only selective breeding or vaccination can irradicate this disease. We have been Mareks Free for several years, this we have achieved soley by careful selective breeding from stock of over 12 months old.

Silkies are sociable birds mixing well with other breeds and can be friendly with humans as well. Silkies are renowned for their broodiness and make excellent mothers. They are often crossed with other breeds such as light sussex and wyandottes for this reason. They are good layers of cream/white eggs.

We run lines of both white and black silkies Large Fowl.

I am a member of the Silkie Club of Great Britain.

Although I advertise them as Large Fowl. They are not huge like you see in poultry shows now-a-days. I pride my-self for concentrating on the traditional size silkie which is bigger than the bantam variety. Mine are the size you would expect to have bought in the 1960s.

We will have stock for sale from May 2014 . Price £1.50 per week of age, So a 10 week old bird would be £15.00.

 

If you have any questions about our stock for sale etc, please email me on barney@jacksmerepurebreeds.co.uk or call me on 07734 106107.