I need to double check my Silkie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dravus, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Crazy for Chickens!

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  2. Dravus

    Dravus Chirping

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    just had Tobi out for another good cuddling, hugs and strokings....wouldn't stay sat down for a photo...but I did my best
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  3. Crazy for Chickens!

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  4. Dravus

    Dravus Chirping

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    another quick little update...I was getting concerned about Tobi's eyesight due to all the poof.....so after another good cuddle...I got the scissors out and let Tobi inspect them for a good few minutes before getting to work....given what had to be cut...it was very risky

    But Tobi was extremely well behaved and stayed very still most of the time unless I pulled a feather by mistake..but finally I managed to give a small haircut
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    now Tobi can see clearly again...not so much frontally...but there's only so much I can do with house scissors >->
     
  5. Dravus

    Dravus Chirping

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    I think I can confirm Tobi is a pullet....though feel free to correct me

    this morning I heard the distinctive triple cluck and crow that I've seen other hens do...though that was egg laying hens....mine isn't old enough for that yet I don't think...though she is 3 months old now
     
  6. Dravus

    Dravus Chirping

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    I have another bit of a question regarding Tobi and i figured i'd use my current thread so not to make any clutter

    is it normal for a Silkie to have true feathers on the wings?...the majority of Tobi's feathers are fluff but not the wings
     

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