Our beautiful paint silkies come from a few different lines, including Judy Lee's. We have two paint silkie roosters over 5 hens in our breeding pen. We regularly have paint silkie chicks available for sale.
Paint silkies, like other silkies have feathered legs and feathered feet. They also have five toes. Paint silkies are a project color which means that we are working toward a breed standard, but due to the color being a project there is still some considerable color variation.
One of the potential issues with this project color is that the paint gene can cause pigment holes. Silkies typically have completely black skin. However, paint silkies are sometimes hatched with pink or light skin. They can also hatch with black skin that has these pigment holes -- spots on their skin where it is not black. If the pigmentation is not too light, it can fill in as they mature. To help avoid this pigmentation problem, it is common practice to breed black split to paint or white split to paint over paint.
Black or white split to paint is a silkie that comes from a paint breeding (so it carries the paint gene and can produce paint chicks when bred to a paint silkie), but they themselves are a solid color.
Paint Silkies can hatch babies that are paint, white (split to paint) or black (split to paint).
We regularly have paint silkie chicks available. Availability does depend on how the girls are laying, time of year and other orders. For information on availability shoot us an email. Or you can place an order at our store.