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my silkie has wierd head feathers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimvan30, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. kimvan30

    kimvan30 Hatching

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    I have a partridge bearded silkie (4 or 5 months I think), and the top of his head has been growing some wierd looking feathers! they are stright without fuzz and look a little oily (maybe because theyre so dark). looks like just the stem of a feather. do a lot of silkies have that?
     

  2. Cracker

    Cracker Songster

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    That is probably the outer coating of the feather. It will fall off and the feather will `fuzz' out soon.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] Do you have any pictures you can post?
     
  4. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

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    Could be 'boy streamers'.
     

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