why does my silkie look like this

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by max101, May 16, 2009.

  1. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why does my silkie have a flat top
    [​IMG] my other silkies look like this
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    what is wrong with her pomm pom. Poach is 9 months old and my other 2 are 5 months old. Is she a different type of silkie or is she a cross. She is a very cheeky chook she is great to watch. She is the only chook I have that can actually see. Fry and Omelletes pomms are 2 big and they cant see much. I have to feed them seperate to make sure they get what they need. lol But since she is the oldest she is scrambles my silkie roos favourite. He doesnt seem to like fry or omellete yet.
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Did you get the birds at all different places?

    Fry and Omellete do not look to be from the same place as Poach.
     
  3. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be a male? If not, I don't think she's bearded.
     
  4. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes I bought her from the same breeder and poach is diffently a girl as she has laid some eggs.
     
  5. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rooster?
    I have one pullet that looks like that because the roo is
    always trying to mount her. Doesn't mess with any of the
    other girls.
     
  6. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have an 5 month old roo. I bought poach about 6 weeks ago and her top was small. The breeder said she was in moult and it will grow. It hasnt changed though. My roo does attempt to mate with her though. But he seems to be gentle and she lets him.
     
  7. chickencoop31320

    chickencoop31320 Have bator, will hatch

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    I have silkies and they all came from Ideal in the same hatch.
    Some are bearded and others are beardless. I have one that is a female and lays eggs... she has a smaller top knot than your's does.
    I think it has something to do with their genes.
     

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