vaulted skull silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rebel yell, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. rebel yell

    rebel yell Songster

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    i am fairly new to silkies & keep reading about silkies haveing vaulted skulls, can someone explain what this means or have a photo of one vaulted & one not.
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Look at this site to read about it. It's desired by some, but my experience has been that they are very vulnerable. I even had one hatch with crookneck because of pressure on the brain due to being pressed on for so long- the skull is soooooooooo vaulted. I know there's got to be almost a complete lack of skull there on this guy.

    I prefer birds with legitimate crests of fuzz, not bare brains.
     
  3. gootziecat

    gootziecat Songster 10 Years

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    Do a BYC search. There was a thread on this a couple of months ago.
     
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

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    here are two silkies that were born yesterday one has a vaulted skull the other does not
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    the vaults make the crests look bigger. this roo has a vaulted skull
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  5. I dont breed for or against vaulted skulls. The non vaulted birds can have as big a crest as the vaulted birds. I just think that the vault makes the chicks look a bit cuter. [​IMG]
     
  6. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    I had been wondering the same thing. Thanks for asking this question.
     
  7. rebel yell

    rebel yell Songster

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    thanks everyone for the info. keep it comming, like to see more photos.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I think more and more silkie breeders who used to breed FOR the vaults are coming to this conclusion; that said, vaulted ones do tend to be more prone to head injury, but only slightly so.
     
  9. joe17

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    I think more and more silkie breeders who used to breed FOR the vaults are coming to this conclusion; that said, vaulted ones do tend to be more prone to head injury, but only slightly so.

    [​IMG] This is true! It really doesnt matter if its vaulted or not as long is it has a nice crest. Ohh and Im sure there are many exceptions to this but many people think that vaulted skulls should be avoided like the plague and will die with just a tap on the head. I have 24 silkie chicks. Out of those, I may have had about 5 non vaulted ones. I have had no problems what so ever with them. They sure are cuter as chicks! [​IMG]
     

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