Found this silkie pic.. is this normal??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KellyGwen, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Songster

    Apr 28, 2008
    Lake Luzerne, NY
    I found this pic while I was googling silkies just now.. is this a normal comb for a roo?? It seems HUGE!!!


    As if it isn't hard enough for them to see with all that hair...
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    [​IMG] No, that comb is not normal. I don't think the hair is the reason he can't see.

    I wonder what's wrong with that comb. [​IMG]

    ETA: It says this on the web site "A Good View of a Silkie Male's Cushion Comb and White / Blue Earlobes
    Photo taken at the UK's National Poultry Show, Feb 07." above the picture.

    Maybe the UK does it different, but I've never seen a silkie comb like that before and hope I never do! heh
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2008
  3. KellyGwen

    KellyGwen Songster

    Apr 28, 2008
    Lake Luzerne, NY
    ME EITHER! It looks like he has a fig stuck to his forehead!! [​IMG]
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That is one UGLY Silkie! [​IMG]
  5. [​IMG]
    Quote:a fig stuck on his forehead!!! [​IMG] oh my gosh... that one made me laugh
  6. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    that is not a pretty sight-- maybe a silkie turkey- almost looks like he has wattles too--- wonder what the UK standards are? and where to find out
  7. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Where's his eyes?? LOL When I first seen it, I thought "Who stuck a prune on that poor bird" [​IMG]
  8. angelmarie

    angelmarie Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    kinda thought it was a bean bag chair at first....... poor roo, well i love all siklies and think they're all beautiful, besides its not his fault, that being said............................... [​IMG]
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    By the looks of it, that bird is probably from the UK. Many of their silkie roosters look like this, although the comb on this boy does seem a bit large..
  10. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    i just wanna squish it

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