What else can be said about the Silkie? It is considerably smaller than any 'bantam' breed of chicken in comparison and as a result
the larger standard is mistaken
for the Bantam and the actual bantam version of this breed, standardised in
Britain in 1993, is often referred to as 'mini'. There is now a miniature version
in development and which we are proud to say we do also breed.
The Silkie has thought to have been around for hundreds of years and when you first encounter a Silkie you are immediately aware of their uniqueness.
I know it was the first thing that struck me and also my children and first got us addicted to Bantams!
This breed is renowned for it's calm characteristics and above all else it's broodiness. The Females seem to spend their entire lives, if allowed, to hatch eggs! Many people breed the Silkie with other breeds that are less interested in motherhood to try to create a 'mothering' version of that particular breed.
The Silkie is also known for continuing to lay eggs during the winter, long after other breeds have ceased laying. They have a docile temperament and are a favourite breed for children and adults alike.
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