whats with my silkies neck

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kvmommy, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    Ok...so I have 3 silkies I've hatched. They are about 6 weeks old. One has a nice thick fluffy neck, one has a feathered but not very fluffy neck, and one has a scraggly sparse neck. All were born fully fluffed. Should I be concerned?

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    check for lice or mites. Also watch for feather picking by the other birds.
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    Can you post a photo?

    At 6 weeks, they're still growing feathers in and looking awkward. It could be nothing. It could be something. It could be they got a naked-neck gene from somewhere.
  4. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    It is probably a roo and going thru the ugly teenaged phase. Give it time, feathers will grow in.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

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