Silkie people

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Foxhound lady, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    For those Silkie breeder out there

    How can you tell if a baby silkie is going to have a nice sized topknot without a vaulted skull. Is there a certain amount of poof I should be looking for?

    I have one with a decent sized topknot but as a chick she had nothing on top. And then one who had more 'poof' (the red in the back) who now has nada. I'm so confused right now [​IMG]

    Here they are at 3 days

    And the black yesterday before the rain started
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Generally the ones with the vaulted skulls will have a fairly nice crest. If you know your birds, you can make a pretty accurate guess on the ones without the vault; but if your flock has significant variation in crest size, then an accurate guess is less likely.

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