Buff silkie has feathers growing from his tail that are black. it is not dirt LOL

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by undine, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff silkie is 6 weeks old and i just notcied today that the feathers that are "sprouting" from his tail are black. Is this common for buff silkies? Or could he somehow be a splash?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's not uncommon for buff birds to have some black leakage in the tail. It's not desirable for show birds, but for the rest of us it's okay.
     
  3. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oOOoOo :0 kk thanks =)
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, buff birds can have some black feathers. It is a defect in showing, but doesn't affect their quality as pets/layers.
     
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