how come two chickens of the same breed can look so different?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Easter_pink_silkies, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2008
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    It all comes down to selective breeding. Breeders only keep birds with the best characteristics, and constantly cull out poor examples to keep making their birds look better and better. Hatcheries are interested in quantity not quality. [​IMG]
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    As the other poster said-it's all about selective breeding. If you want the super fluffed out mega topnot silkies you have to look for a breeder who goes for thet [​IMG]
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    The difference in apperance is due to a difference in quality.
  5. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    Yep, the looks differ from hatchery to hatchery and also breeder to breeder
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, all selective breeding. I mean, we are all humans, and look how different other humans can look from different areas.

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