Showgirl Chicken

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Other common names: Naked Neck Silky Chicken; Showgirl Bantam Chicken

The basics:
The Showgirl Chicken is a bantam breed which was created by crossbreeding the Silkie Chicken and the Naked Neck Chicken. The goal of this crossing was to create a chicken which has a fluffy plumage and a featherless neck. Like the Silkie, the Showgirl has blue skin, and tends to have a friendly, calm temperament.

Types: Bantam
Varieties (Walnut): Black, Blue, Buff, Lavender, Splash, White
Uses: Ornamental, Pets
Weight: 26 - 32 oz
Personality: Calm and sweet, makes a great pet
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good, when not brooding (3/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Small

What else you should know:
Showgirls are more likely to develop issues with mites and lice, so check your birds periodically. If your birds do have issues with mites and lice, get a chicken friendly pesticide.


Silkie Showgirls, Transylvanian Naked Neck

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