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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rooster brandon., Oct 13, 2010.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kodak, by knoxville
    Why do silkie chickens have fuzzy feathers and five toes?
     
  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    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.
     

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