- Black Silkie Bantam
We offer the Black Silkie Bantam, one of several varieties of the miniature Silkie breed. Originating in Japan and China hundreds of years ago, these birds have been admitted into the American Poultry Standard of Perfection several times. You can expect these chickens to be very broody, and they make excellent pets due to their tame nature. If you have another breed that is not broody, a Silkie Bantam hen can raise other chicks. For more details about the Black Silkie Bantam, please contact the breeders at Cackle Hatchery.
Also may like Silkie Bantam Special.
Availability Table coming soon. In the meantime, check out the Master Availability Table
PLEASE NOTE: Availability chart is updated weekly and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Feather Legged Bantams (All Colors)
- Weights - Hen -------32 oz Rooster----36 oz
Pullet------28 oz Cockerel----32 oz
- Purpose and Type: Ornamental; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: Cream or Tinted Bantam Sized Egg
- Egg Production: Good
- Egg Size: Small
- Temperament: Docile
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 0 to 2 feet
- Country of Origin - Asia
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: No
- Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of pure Silkie Bantams since 1973.
Awesome silkies Review by Doc
Thanks so much! They did very well! Extra chicks were sent. We will be ordering more as my adult died from predation. (Posted on 9/11/2018)
Yay!wonderful joy in the form of little fuzzie things!!! Review by easilyammused
i am surprised how healthy & extremely strong these guys were when i opened the box.for their tiny little mini-bodies, they seem to be fairing quite welly, they have only been here for about 3 days & even are growing some, already!!! :D they are super friendly; a wonderful breed!!! i think i will have to always get my silkies here in the future; All other hatcheries i have bought silkies from were DOA, or at least half-dead & most conked out for no apparent reason in less than 3 hrs. (Posted on 7/1/2017)
Adorable black fluffballs Review by Amanda
My chicks arrived today and all 16 survived the trip. My kids couldn't be happier with them. I'm so glad I ordered them from you! I will be ordering more chicks once we know how many males/females we got. (Posted on 3/9/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Gina Washington June 2009
My chicks arrived this morning and all are in fine shape. They are eating and drinking like little dinosaurs!! Thank you for a great shipment. (Posted on 1/9/2016)
Thank You Review by Laurie Texas May 2009
A huge thanks for my bantam chickens. All 25 plus the extras sent arrived doing well, and here we are three weeks later and all chicks are still going strong. I have purchased chickens from two or three different local places before and lost some here and there, so I am very impressed with how they all are doing. I will definitely recommend your hatchery to my poultry friends, and plan to order from you again when we're ready for more (Posted on 1/9/2016)
Order Review by Rachel Missouri January 2010
You carried all of the chicks that I wanted and you minimum is 15 and the shipping charges are not as bad. Plus I live in Missouri also and it is good to support our area. Thanks for making me a happy customer (Posted on 12/8/2015)
Great Satisfaction Review by Roy
I have to say how happy I am with my order. I ordered 25 black Silkies from you. All arrived safely and in good health. I must also say how happy I was to receive my 28 live birds. I consider it a sign of class and of a well run operation that includes extra birds in their shipments. I WILL be ordering from you next spring. Everyone I spoke to at your company was very helpful. I placed my order with Bettina I did not catch anyone else name but every person I spoke to was a professional. Thank you for customer service. I strongly recommend that anyone who reads this to order from this company. (Posted on 2/21/2015)