Faramir, Fozzy, and Beaky
Faramir, Fozzy, and Beaky

Faramir, Fozzy, and Beaky



Fozzy, Faramir, and Beaky are some of the most beautiful birds here on the farm! Fozzy and Faramir were bred right here at Buckaboo Farm, and Beaky came from Fielder Farm. These 3 are some of the rock stars of our frizzled and laced satin pen. A laced satin is basically a silkie, but with smooth feathers and markings like you see on Miss Beaky. Laced feathers have a bit of an outline, and sometimes even a double outline. Male lacing tends to show up on their chest and hackle feathers, while Beaky’s lacing all over shows what females usually look like (in terms of pattern, not color). Beaky is really pretty, but what we love most about her is that she seems to think she’s a dog. Whenever Beaky sees someone come into the yard she does her best to get food and snuggles out of them, even if they’re a stranger. Fozzy and Faramir are frizzled satins, meaning they have the same body type as silkies, but their feathers are satin and curled at the ends. They’re fantabulous, as you can see!

Frizzled satins are one of our most popular birds on the farm. We charge a little bit more for them than other silkies and satins because it is unwise to breed a frizzle to a frizzle. One copy of the frizzle gene makes for a beautifully curly bird. Two copies creates some genetic health issues, so we breed heterozygous frizzle males to homozygous non-frizzled females. That means the boys have one copy of the dominant frizzle gene, and half their babies will inherit that. Only have the babies that come from a healthy frizzle will be frizzled, so it requires more work to be able to offer these beautiful birds! Please note that in our experience the frizzles tend to have a very rough first molt, that can last for months! After that first molt it hasn’t been nearly as long! We are trying out a skin conditioner this next year to see if we can get the feathers to grow back quicker, and will keep you posted on whether or not it works.



Faramir, Fozzy, and Beaky are joined in their pen by a golden laced satin girl with a fabulous beard and poof, named Arwen, as well as a beautiful white satin with a huge head poof and a couple other laced and unlaced satin females. We do have 1 blue/cream showgirl satin in there, as well. If you’re looking for some fancy chickens, you’ve come to the right place! This pen will give us a wide variety of uniquely colored, laced, and/or frizzled satin beauties!