Which breeds have the softest feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by calee, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. calee

    calee Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate, SC
    I've noticed that our Barred Rock has the softest feathers out of our three girls... I don't know if it's just her, or if it's a breed thing.

    What do those of you with experience handling multiple breeds think?
  2. IloveTravis

    IloveTravis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2008
    My buff orpington and my Wyandotte have the softest feathers [​IMG] My barred rock is pretty soft too, when I can get a hold of her [​IMG]
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    My buff orp is soft but my frizzles are the softest [​IMG]
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Definitely silkies!!! All silkies are made up of is fluff. [​IMG]
  5. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I agree, my Wyandottes have some very soft fluff, and LOTS of it. It's almost a pain to have to pluck one because of all the down.

    Silkies I think shouldn't count in this question, since all they have is fluff! They're more like petting your pet cat or rabbit. [​IMG]
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Silkies and Orpingtons
  7. brownfarms

    brownfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    San Diego Area, CA
    My white cochins are SO soft. i love rubbing my face on them. That sounded wrong.
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I say Cochins, Silkies, and Light BRahmas
  9. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Silkies have the softest feathers:D
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd say my wyandottes.

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