Whats wrong with my silkies' Feathers?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by links_56, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. links_56

    links_56 Out Of The Brooder

    75
    0
    39
    Oct 2, 2008
    Mercer County, IL
    [​IMG]
    Hello, I have 3 Silkie Chicks that are about 2-3weeks old. One of them isn't like the others though Its feathers flip up real bad like a frizzle. Do you think they might have sent me one that wasn't the same as the rest or is something wrong with this chicken. It has a lot of spots where there is no feathers, But it seems very happy.Thanks, Justin.
     
  2. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    550
    1
    141
    Nov 10, 2008
    Benton TN
    Thats a Frizzle....Or a Sizzle maybe?
     
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    5,679
    10
    261
    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    It isn't even part Silkie. the skin isn't black. CUTE though!!!!
     
  4. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lucky!! It looks like a frizzzle to me.
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    14,107
    24
    311
    Mar 25, 2008
    Virginia
    Nope! Definitely not a Silkie and I agree that it looks like a Frizzle.

    Cute chick! [​IMG]
     
  6. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    550
    1
    141
    Nov 10, 2008
    Benton TN
    I have a silky and it doesn't have black skin.....
     
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    5,679
    10
    261
    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Quote:Well, and I am certainly not a Silkie expert, but I am of the understanding that is one of the absolute most basic traits of a Silkie and it is impossible to have one without black skin. They also have black meat and bones if I am not mistaken?
     
  8. links_56

    links_56 Out Of The Brooder

    75
    0
    39
    Oct 2, 2008
    Mercer County, IL
    Dang, none of mine are silkies then. I guess you just can't get what you pay for anymore. I wonder what they are then.
     
  9. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    4,639
    26
    256
    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Well, that's a frizzle. Whether it has any silkie in it close, probably not, maybe. Even some of mine that I know are sizzles, have some pink toes. but mostly black.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Even Gin and Whiskey are dark footed. And they're the lightest of the group.

    Frizzles and sizzles are awesome birds, they're just not silkies.

    I love my sizzle fuzzies.
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    The bird in the OP is not a silkie, it's a frizzled cochin.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by