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Silkies & vaulted skull questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by magsrags, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    OK, could someone please explain differences in the vaulted skulls of silkies. Some have large vaults & others not? I notice when hatching my own eggs, some chicks come out with large bumps on top of their heads while others do not. Does this mean as adults they will have larger top knots as compared to others? Any opinions would be appreciated.
    As always, thanks!

  2. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Vaulted skulls don't always mean better top knots.

    I think there was a thread on here a little while back that explained that Polish had been bred into Silkies at one point to help increase the size of the top knot, hence the reason some have vaulted skulls and some don't. A vaulted skull is not a requirement for a Silkie, nor does having one necessarily mean that it will have a bigger top knot. Some will have very impressive poofs with a normal head.
  3. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    OK, that's where I was getting confused. Some can have vaults and some not. [​IMG] Thank you!
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass

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