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Silkie, sizzle frizzle?? Ideas?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FowlPrincess, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. FowlPrincess

    FowlPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already posted this once, but I think I did it wrong.

    I bought my first 4 silkies and just love them so far......but.....I have something strange going on.....one of them has a comb coming in that is clearly NOT a walnut shape! He/She has a poofed forehead, black skin, 5 toes and poofy feathers, but the wrong comb! Any ideas? I was thinking maybe he was a sizzle? His/her wing feathers coming in look thinner that the others and are pointing in several directions. What do ya'all think? The first pic is of my little blue silkie with the NORMAL comb and thicker wing feathers.[​IMG]

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  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but neither look like pure silkies to me.
     
  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I think you've got hatchery quality silkies. Not uncommon for them to show up with single combs because hatcheries don't breed to the standard and only care about quantity, not quality.
     

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