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How would you describe silkie feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mountain Peeps, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I'm having to describe what kind of feathers silkies have. How would you describe them besides fluffy??
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  2. chasiekitten12

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    That is hard they are not even feathers they are fluff I do not know any other way to say it lol!
     
  3. Michael OShay

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    Individually they are hairlike.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    LOL so they aren't true feathers?
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Ohhh. Ok. Thanks:)
     
  6. Michael OShay

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    They are true feathers, they lack the bardicels of most feathers which hold the individual hairs of a feather together. Because of this, the feathers are allowed to spread out into individual filaments causing them to have the appearance of fur, but they are in fact true feathers and function just as the normal feathers do on other breeds. It definitely makes them cuter though. :eek:)
     
  7. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     

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