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Pet of the Week: Silkie Rooster tag team Blinken and Winken

Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 4:11 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - These two brothers are ready to make your coop the talk of the town.

Blinken and Winken are two fluffy feathered boys looking for a new loving home to call their own. Here’s what Britley Calkins, an animal handler with Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter, had to say:

“Blinken is a six-month-old Silkie Rooster, and he came to the shelter with his brother Winken, and they are both available for adoption.

If you’re not familiar with roosters, Silkie’s are a very docile breed. They are a very good beginning rooster because they’re easier to handle as opposed to some other roosters. Blinken was temporarily adopted out of the shelter, his previous owners said he was easy to handle but he was all about the ladies. So, if that’s what you’re looking for in a rooster, this guy is definitely going to be the one for you!

These guys are going to need a heated coop. So, especially coming into the winter months, they are not designed to spend much time outdoors. They eat predominantly just that basic chicken feed that you can find at the store, and they both have very healthy appetites.

If you are interested in meeting Blinken, any of the other roosters, cats, dogs, hamsters, or rabbits that we have here at the shelter, please give us a call!”

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