,Smooth Silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NewMommy123, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. NewMommy123

    NewMommy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I have a problem! I bought some Silkie chicks from a lady and they are 4 weeks old. They are loosing their baby feathers and the girls (I think...) are getting fluffy feathers but the male (I KNOW for sure.) is not. His feathers are laying flat like a normal chicken, is this possible for a Silkie? Please help me!
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not breed silkies, but I would say he is a silkie cross. Do you have any pics? What color is his skin and how many toes does he have?
     
  3. Liexicof15

    Liexicof15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X's 2.
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just curious, how do you know there is a male for sure?
     
  5. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe your male is a cross. Pictures would help.
     
  6. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also would love to see pics.
     
  7. fluffychickens

    fluffychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know a little about silkie breeding and smooth feathered silkies pop up some times.
     

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