Questions about Silkies

4 Georgia Hens

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Do u see the matted feathers? My silkies wings look like this! Is anything wrong?
 

oldhenlikesdogs

I Want Ice Cream
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A cleared picture might help, though dark birds are hard to photograph. Looks like maybe new feathers coming in which are enclosed in a sheath as they grow.
 

JaeG

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Silkies have more 'normal' feathers in their tails and wings, though they look kind of shredded. Here's our girl for comparison:

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