silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by seminolewind, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi, one of my silkie roos has a regular comb. The other male has this blob like comb with two "horns" coming out of the top. Why is there two types in silkies?
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    pics? [​IMG] sounds interesting
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:OK, I'll attempt to post them by tonight.
     
  4. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    They are not 2 types of silkies,
    One of the reasons for such differences in silkies is that to get the many colors silkies were mixed with other breeds. The straight comb is a Disqualification in the silkie standards, the horns are not frowned upon quite as bad. Silkies should have a mulberry colored comp in the shape of a half walnut shell.

    :)
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Horns aren't a disqualification though right? And you can still use them for breeding.
     
  6. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    What breed do the horns come from? Polish?
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    No. I dont think Polish have a single comb. I can't remember from when I was raising a few.

    They probably came from something with a single comb. With the way hatcheries cross things, who knows what brought them in.
     
  8. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I was just thinking of the Polish because the standards have that V or "horns" at the top of their combs.
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Well now that you say that, it makes more sense. And I bet that is where they came from.

    I know polish have been used to introduce other colors, and increase top knot size, so thats probably where it came from.

    Good thinking!
     
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    The silkie in your avatar is gorgeous, btw!
     

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