I had 3 silkies that were all truly show quality from very reputable breeders. One went broody and I decided to get eggs from one of the breeders I had bought one of the pullets from. 2 eggs hatched and I have a question about the feathering of one. The eggs were marked and I know who the parents are of the egg and they are both show quality in every aspect and from different bloodlines (These are several hundred dollar birds). At 6 weeks old now this one chick really does have barbed feathers over most of its body (not underneath). Other than that it has perfect coloring, beak color, toe spacing, top knot and beard/muffs. I love him/her no matter what the physical appearance but I am wondering how this happened and will it stay this way. I will try and get a picture in the morning as I have just put them up for the evening.