Available from a day old
Available in WHITE / BLACK / GREY
Prices per chick:
- Up to 1 week of age: £18
- 1 - 6 weeks of age: £23
The Showgirl Silkie is a unique looking chicken that is a Silkie and turken or naked neck cross-breed. They are small, calm, sweet & gentle birds. Showgirls combine the features of two of the weirdest looking breeds, Silkies and Transylvanian Naked Necks or Turkens and they have all the Silkie characteristics, along with the naked neck.
Like Silkies, the Showgirl hens are very broody and exceptional mothers, and they are often used to hatch the eggs of other breeds. Showgirl females are usually very calm, sweet and gentle birds, they usually make excellent pets, especially for children.
They should have the right skin colouring on the skin of the neck. Showgirls are a recent production and as such are rare, wonderful and just fabulous. They have featherless necks and outrageously pouffe pom-pom making them look every bit like their name suggests. They come in both bearded and non bearded types and showgirls should have a crest. Like Silkies they are five toed, dark skinned, and have a walnut comb. They come in many of the same colours, white probably being the most common.
Showgirls have similar egg production to ordinary Silkies, around 80 to 140 eggs per year. Egg colour is tinted to cream.