Silkie or Showgirl or mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by whitecra, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I have a white silkie roo that I thought was silkie. Now that he is older he has lost his feathers around his neck. I was wondering if he was a showgirl our something. Here are some pics of him.

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  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    He is a pet quality silkie, not a showgirl. The feathers on his neck have been plucked, and as you mentioned, he used to have them. Showgirls are lacking feathers from the day they hatch. His feathers will eventually grow back.
     
  3. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I thought that was the way it was but he hasn't had his feathers for a few months now. Been like that all summer.
    Chris
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    If he had feathers on his neck as a chick, then he is a silkie.
     
  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    He is a silkie, you can see that he had feathers on his neck, they look like they r growing in.
     
  6. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    it will take a couple months for the feathers to start to come back, you will see the needles then the feathers with come out the tip of the needle
     
  7. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Agreed.....that is a Silkie.

    I have Silkies and Showgirls and there are NO feathering at birth on their necks (front or back).
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Have you checked him for mites/lice? Could he be molting?
     
  9. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it has good quality but it
    looks a little goofy [​IMG]
     

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