Will my white Silkie get fluffier?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by thealpha, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. thealpha

    thealpha Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone, I got this white Silkie chick from Chickens Galore in Norco CA about 5 weeks ago and she's not near as fluffy as my other black Silkie? Should I wait and see if she gets more fluffy as her feathers fill in or return her for another chick? Her head feathers are just starting to come in but I don't think she's going to have a beard or much of a crown. What would you guys do?
    Thanks for your help!
    Neil

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  2. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is young,givr it time.

    Why trade her out because she isn't fluffy?1
     
  3. thealpha

    thealpha Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a Silkie because they are supposed to be fluffy and cute so if she's not fluffy or cute then what is the point?
     
  4. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people just use them for pets.So I just figured that...
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hatchery silkies are often less heavily feathered than breeder birds. The one you have will get something of a crest and feather out more as s/he is at an awkward stage, but not as much as a well bred one. If you want a super fluffy silkie you will have to locate a breeder, and pay more per chick.
     
  6. thealpha

    thealpha Out Of The Brooder

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    She is not a hatchery chick and I paid $45.00 dollars for her from a reputable local breeder. The black Silkie I got from the same breeder turned out beautiful that's why I was a little dissapointed in this one also the black one was cute and fluffy from the day I got her. Shes hard to see in this picture because she is so black but she is a really cute bird!
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  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I paid less than that for chicks from Bobbi Porto. Why so much? DNA sexed?
     
  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    The white is NOT a pure silkie. It has NORMAL feathers. It is a cross or mix. No ifs or buts about it.

    For how much you paid(was it as day old?) you sure could call her and ask what's up with that. If you want to trade, fine.. but frankly they should profusely apologize and give you another chick or two for FREE because it was completely their mistake.

    Also that price is way too high. even for the black one. She is nice but not deserving of that price.

    Go to another breeder, someone who shows silkiies or breeds to the show standard. They cost a fair but but is worth it if you want the round balls of completely soft fuzz with awesome leg and crest feathering.
     
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  9. JJSS89

    JJSS89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks - I was looking at the picture on my phone and I thought it looked like it had normal feathering. But phone pictures are too small to be sure.
     

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