Different kinds of silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wbruder17, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Hello. I have 2 silkies. They are beautiful, but I have seen pictures of extremely fluffy silkies and mine do not look like them. They are definitely silkies, and not crosses. They just don't have all of the fluff about their heads. I can still see their eyes at times and do not have a huge pomp on their heads. Is this because they are free renging outside ans not totally pampered?
  2. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2009
    Sleepy Eye, MN
    Usually due to poor bloodlines, but can occur from overbreeding and molting too.
  3. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    yes bloodlines... or, maybe your silkies aren't bearded...? there are also showgirls... those are a different bred silkie... there are also silkied chickens, like silkied seramas, cochins and others...

    put up some pics...
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Hatchery silkies tend to have shorter, harder feathers than those from breeders, and thus be less fluffy. This impacts crest size as well.

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