Question about my silkie

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LivingFate, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. LivingFate

    LivingFate In the Brooder

    May 18, 2008
    I have 4 silkies- one which a couple of days ago I noticed the skin area- sorry new to chicks not sure of technical names-above the beak area, under there puffy hair on there head is red- the other 3 is black/greyish color. What can it be? I will try to post a pic later if I can figure out how to download it.
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Yeah pictures will help. Is it red from injury or what? Could they be pecking at it?
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sorry, but could it just be that one is a male and the rest are girls. Males get a redish purple comb as they mature,especially the light colored ones. The females stay black grey. On my white male it is a real burgendy color.[​IMG]

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