Splash/ Blue Silkie Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SilkieChickenLover336, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. jd08

    jd08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkietime very nice splash roosters!!! Do you have any splash hens or pullets you might be willing to sell?
     
  2. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could somebody explain what a vaulted head is?
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    A vaulted skull is also called a cerebral hernia. At hatching the skull is not closed on top, and the brain and other soft tissue form a large knob atop the head, but under the skin. In some cases the skull eventually grows together over the knob. In other cases it remains open.

    Some say that crests grow larger on birds with the vaults; others say it does not matter. I do not know of anyone who has actually done a wide-scale study to determine whether there is anything other than anecdotal "evidence" for either viewpoint. Vaulted skulls are required in polish; not required in silkies. Most silkie breeders that I know of do not breed either for or away from the vault.
     
  4. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to have to check my chicks. I have two blues, one splash, about five weeks old. Can you feel a soft spot?
     
  5. Vanessabuffsnsilkies

    Vanessabuffsnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my blue/splash offspring
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:No, you would see a bump atop the head.
     
  7. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwww I have a vaulted skull chick but sadly it's a roo
     
  8. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:What a fabulous girl!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jd08, are you going to the Newport show? I might have a hen or pullet but I only have this one splash rooster and I'm keeping him at least one year. I should have a cockerel in three mos. Thank you
     
  10. ultra1classic

    ultra1classic THE FLUFFINATOR

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    Hey tracey and April are you coming to the show this month down here in VA? To close to the holiday for me to get the weekend off to show..my new place not far from the show grounds though..
     

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