I’m having a lot of trouble finding pics of pure silkied Cochins. But if I’m basing it off of the first photo it should be rather obvious. It looks like someone electrocuted a BR. Beyond that just the same problems have with normal silkies. The only reason I might consider getting a silkie is to have a broody.The last two are silkie x cochin mixes. They’re not silkied. What’s so bad about silkied cochins?
Yep, less feathers has resulted in bigger eggs, and better tolerance of 100F degree days in summer. My EEs have beards, muffs and double thick capes, but they’re rather uncomfortable in July.I love my Ausies. They're all black, and I NEED some blue ones. I hope (only) one of them goes broody this spring, to raise some Blue chicks for me.
I am enjoying the pics of the feather legged chickens, y'all. Some of them look like old fashioned cowboys with their big wide chaps.
I'm sorry if I upset people with my opinion on NNs. They may grow on me a bit. I have heard that they're great birds. One question... does the lack of neck feathers serve a purpose for the bird? I would think they'd get cold...?
I agree to some extent. But if the gender is obvious before the saddles then why wait?People shouldn't jump the gun so quickly on sexing.
Have a little patience and the saddles will come in.
Snuggling up with another warm body can be surprisingly effective for keeping oneself warm. That and staying out of the elements -- even a light draft can be horribly chilling.i honestly do not understand how frizzles can survive in cold conditions, chicken feather structures are sooooooo important to keeping warm, how do they maintain body temps???
They are so boring.