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Smooth feathered silkie?

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this is Oreo I was told she is a silkie but has smooth feathers she has the walnut comb, black skin, 5 toes with feathers on all. Does anyone know why her feathering would be smooth? . I Baught her from a show breeder
post #2 of 5

She's a mix. The gene for Silkie feathering is recessive. Silkie to Silkie will only produce Silkied offspring. When you breed a Silkie to a non-silkie, you get normal feathered chicks. To keep the full crest, it's likely she's a Sultan or Sizzle mix.

post #3 of 5

She's not pure Silkie.

post #4 of 5

she's a mix  - hope the breeder didn't charge you for a  silkie show bird

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post #5 of 5

I 2nd the sultan silkie mix!

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