Silkie's poofhead; will it get smaller with age?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 6chickens in St. Charles, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mr. Woof is moulting, and he's 3 years old. He reallllly enjoys seeing clearly. It's almost a shame his poofness is returning, as his winter feathers come in...

    Is there any chance his mighty pouf will decrease with age?

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    Mr Woof as a one year old:
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I think they normally keep the same poofs over the years....You can trim that, ya know, so that he can see better, as long as you don't mind him with a short hairdo.

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  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The crest size will only get smaller with trimming, poor conditioning, picking, molting, ...
     
  4. BasicallyHeather

    BasicallyHeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "mighty pouf"

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  5. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Personally, I wouldn't call that a "big poof", if you can see his eyes, he surely can see you too. [​IMG] I don't know how most of mine get around, and I can't see their eyes unless I push back the feathers. If he were my bird, I'd just leave him the way he is. [​IMG]
     

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