I love the fluffy Silkies. I only have four girls and they are probably 2-4 years old but I can’t decide if I want to have more of them or not. I may buy about 4 more females to breed with my new rooster.
The lady I bought Bernie from raises show Silkies and travels the country getting ribbons for them, I guess so if they are not show quality, you can get them cheap. I only paid 5 bucks for Bernie. I asked about buying some of her hens but she said 50 bucks and I said no thank you. They are just pets for me.
I picked out Bernie among at least 20-25 roosters that were about 7 months old because he was hiding behind the others and acted like he was shy and scared. He is brown with a lot of other colors mixed in (mostly reddish and blondish).
I brought him home and put him in a yard with the four Silkies and the five Silkie mix hens. He acted so scared for over a week. We have had him now for probably 6 weeks and he has fit in perfectly and we actually heard him crow about a week ago.
I wanted to take all the roosters home because the lady we bought him from has over 200 chickens and she said if they don’t sell, she uses them for dog food. That broke my heart.