Anna and Olaf
Anna and Olaf

Anna and Olaf



Anna and Olaf are my 2 white pullets from Swanky Silkies. Actually, with silkies you really can’t be sure on gender until they lay or crow, or if you do a DNA test, but these 2 have looked really girly to me for a long time. Sure enough Olaf laid her first egg recently! I believe Anna will start any day now, too! Aren’t they adorable? These two are just happy and sweet, and they love to snuggle. White, fluffy silkies look almost like little snowmen, so of course you can see why we chose these names! Anna and Olaf are in the pen with Norbert, who is also beautiful and so sweet! Some of Anna and Olaf’s babies from Norbert will be satin feathered, and some will be silked. We will likely get a lot of white babies, but some other surprise colors may pop up.


I expect to get mostly paint or white babies from these two and Norbert, but you never know with color genetics! White can be dominant or recessive, and it can cover other colors and patterns that sneak back in over the course of future generations. For example, a baby that recently hatched from my other white hen, Miss Elsa, looks almost like a partridge, but a bit more speckled than other partridge chicks I’ve seen. Maybe she’ll be mottled! It’ll be fun to see how Anna and Olaf babies turn out! If you’re like me and love to study chicken genetics I recommend The Genetics of Chicken Colors, by Sigrid van Dort.