Bantam availability for 2019 will be updated in January. Thanks for your patience! (Counting chickens before they hatch is a notoriously tricky business.)
Every year for the past twelve years, despite having expanded our Silkie breeder flocks in preparation for more Silkie mania, availability becomes super hard to come by. But hey, chin up! All Silkies are cool—and My Pet Chicken is the one and only place where you can pick just a tiny quantity and select whether you want males, females, or both.
And, according to a recent poll we conducted, Silkies are the #1 favorite choice
for children. When stacked up against super popular breeds like Orpingtons, Cochins, Brahmas and Easter Eggers, they were
the favorite, capturing 30% of the vote compared to just
24% for the next most popular choice. See the results, here.
Your purchase of a Silkie Bantam assortment will get you a hatchery choice of bearded and non-bearded Silkies, in any combination of the following colors:
We cannot take special requests when you order an assortment: we'll send you the color(s) that hatched particularly well that week. If you want to be guaranteed a specific color or colors, you must order those specific colors separately, pay full price, and wait for the first week they are predicted to be available, or consider hatching at home
. (We usually have decent hatching egg availability!)
Before you make your decision to purchase a hatchery choice assortment, you may want to read some frequently asked questions about the assortments:
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