What are "streamers"??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BigDaddy'sGurl, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    I keep reading that this silkie has "streamers" or that one doesn't. What are streamers??? I am lost! Please help me...
     
  2. Pyncheon guy

    Pyncheon guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Streamer is another word describing the longer "streamer shaped" like feathers in the male's crest.
     
  3. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] ARE STREAMERS THE LONG FEATHERS ON THE NECK OF THIS ROOSTER?I`M NOT SURE WHAT STREAMERS ARE EITHER,JUST GUESSING
     
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    Here is a picture showing streamers on a male silkie. They are the longer feathers that are swept back from the crest.

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  5. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes. Streamers are the long, and streamer-like feathers that protrude from a Silkie cock's crest.
     
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:X2 [​IMG] Said everything I was just about to type
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The way I think about it is, a silkie hen usually has a "bowl-shaped" crest. The rooster has a bowl-shaped crest with "fireworks= streamers" coming out from it.
     
  8. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK now I understand thanks
     
  9. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    Me too. About the understanding part. Thanks everyone for your help! [​IMG]
     

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