Silkie feathers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RAWR, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    i have a question about silkie feathers
    what do normal and slick silkie feathers look like? how can you tell the difference?
    could y'all post pics maybe?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    What do you mean? There was a post around here somewhere showing the difference between a normal silkie, and a hardfeathed silkie. Let me see if I can dig it up.
     
  3. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    that was helpful :3
    but some of my silkies have a few feathers that look like normal chicken feathers [​IMG]
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
  5. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Where are those hard feathers? Sometimes you will get some hens/roos with hard feathering in their tails. Here is a picuture of a nice cushion on a rooster. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=246425&p=1

    on their tails and wings :eek:
    is that nromal?

    Do you have any pictures of the birds? If I remember right, they are allowed to have a small amout of hard feathering in their tails, thought it is NOT preferred.

    The wings should be like a regular birds wings, just heavily shredded.
    I hope im saying this right.
     
  7. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    Quote:on their tails and wings :eek:
    is that nromal?

    Do you have any pictures of the birds? If I remember right, they are allowed to have a small amout of hard feathering in their tails, thought it is NOT preferred.

    The wings should be like a regular birds wings, just heavily shredded.
    I hope im saying this right.

    i'll go get some pic now :eek:
     
  8. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    [​IMG]
     

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