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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rooster brandon., Oct 13, 2010.
Why do silkie chickens have fuzzy feathers and five toes?
As per Wikipedia, according to their genetics: "Their feathers lack functioning barbicels, and are thus similar to down on other birds and leave Silkies unable to fly." Genetics also explains the five toes - someone like bred for it like they did for the Dorking, Faverolles, and Sultan breeds.