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WEIRD balding silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rhamnus, May 6, 2016.

  1. rhamnus

    rhamnus New Egg

    May 6, 2016
    Washington State

    what's up with this guy? spotted him at a "country-themed" outdoor mall. ive raised silkies and never seen anything like him. not sure what gender he is or why he's bald.

    parasites? bad diet? chicken pattern baldness? maybe his father was a vulture? :p his bald patches were very clean, specific, and symmetrical

    my mother was with me -- she though he was repulsive-looking, but i think he's absolutely adorable and fascinating!! he was very sweet.

    i talked to a vendor and she said the chickens at the mall were not well taken care of. :( nobody is in charge of feeding them, they live off grass, kettle corn, and hotdog buns, and they wander in and out of shops and parking lots. poor things.
  2. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2016
    Southwest Texas
    Maybe he's a Silkie crossed with a Turken (they have no feathers on their necks). :) He's weird, but cute!
  3. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2014
    SW Texas
    A Showgirl![​IMG]
  4. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2015
    South Alabama
    I thought Showgirl at first, but it doesn't have black skin. A Showgirl is just a Silkie crossed with a Turken. Occasionally Silkies have pink skin. Must just be a poorly bred Showgirl. :/
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Poorly bred Showgirl - all silkies don't have black skin, and sometimes no walnut comb - just makes them disqualified if you wanted to show them. Showgirls are the same.

    Picture is a bow tie showgirl - without the bow tie, the entire neck would be featherless. Checkout the "showgirls," thread
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    showgirl, rooster

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