Is my newly hatched silkie supposed to have a big knot on his head?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by monita, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. monita

    monita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have never had a silkie before..... is he supposed to have a big knot on his head? I would take a picture but he is not completely dry yet.
     
  2. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Yes. Some silkies have vaulted skulls, and when they are wet it looks like a big knot.
     
  3. monita

    monita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whew!!!! thank goodness! i thought something was wrong with him....lol. thank you for answering me so quickly. i am so relieved:lol:
     
  4. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    They kind of look like little aliens. My first one had a very vaulted skull, and it looked so wrong! LOL. Without a pic I can only assume it's a vaulted skull, but that's probably what it is.
     

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