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Do Silkies' Feathers Feel like Chick Down?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jefra, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. jefra

    jefra In the Brooder

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    Just wondering cause I've never actually felt a Silkie, but do they feel downy? That soft?
     

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Not really. Feels more like the feathers on regular chickens bums :p
     
  3. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

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    My silkie rooster's feathers feel (and look) more like hair than feathers. He's soft and, well, silky. I assume they all feel like he does.
     
  4. jefra

    jefra In the Brooder

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    hmmm - i'll have to wait till my chicks grow a little and feel their bums. [​IMG]

    i think i need to find a silkie and feel it. sigh. i wish there was something that felt like chicks all their lives.
     

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