what is a Satin?

Cyprus

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A Silkie lacking the Silkie feathering.

A smooth silkie. Came from a Cochin x Silkie many, many generations ago.
 

NNYchick

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Satins are a project breed. They are breed to match silkies SOP except have smooth feathers instead of silkie feathers. They are usually a cross of Cochin and silkie then selectively breed over many generations to meet silkie SOP. This is my satin pullet Raven.
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Cyprus

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Satins are a project breed. They are breed to match silkies SOP except have smooth feathers instead of silkie feathers. They are usually a cross of Cochin and silkie then selectively breed over many generations to meet silkie SOP. This is my satin pullet Raven.
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I'm not sure it could ever be classified as another breed. A different variety class, like Rose Comb x Single Comb in other breeds, I can understand.
Technically, they don't have enough different characteristics from Silkies to be considered another breed. There has to be at least 3 different characteristics.
 

NNYchick

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I'm not sure it could ever be classified as another breed. A different variety class, like Rose Comb x Single Comb in other breeds, I can understand.
Technically, they don't have enough different characteristics from Silkies to be considered another breed. There has to be at least 3 different characteristics.
I know there are long term breeders that are working on getting them recognized and are showing them.
 

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