why does my silkie have a flat top

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by max101, May 16, 2009.

  1. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poach my 9 month old hen has a bad lookin pomm pom. Is she a cross silkie or just a different type.[​IMG]
    My other silkies fry and omellete has big pomms and can hardly see so I have to feed them seperately to make sure they have enough to eat . They are 5 months old
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    Scamble my roo loves Poach though He wont touch the Fry or Omellete at all. Maybe the hair do. lol. Im in Australia so next spring I was hoping to let them have babies but I just dunno about poaches pomm pom.
     
  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a pure Silkie. Her quality is just not as good as the other two. The other two may have vaulted skulls allowing for larger pom-poms.
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    You already have several answers on your other thread in the Pictures and Stories of My Chickens area of the forum.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Breeders disagree as to whether a vaulted skull produces a larger crest. I know quite a number of breeders who pay no attention to vaulted skulls when selecting which birds to keep, and I know a few who select against it.
     
  5. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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