Wondering About Silkie Combs and Wattles

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mylilchix, May 14, 2009.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was surfing craigslist today, and came across someone selling silkies (not like I need anymore). The roo in the picture had a very red comb and wattles. Is this normal for silkies or does it just mean it's not that high quality of a bird? I always thought their combs were black like the rest of their skin.

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Pet quality--they should have combs at least mulberry in shade-the darker the better.
  3. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for clarifying. I've just added silkies to my flock. I have 2 white one from McCallum's Flock. They're 11 weeks old and no sign of comb or wattles on either yet. I've got 2 8 week old partridge silkies from HatTrick. I guess I've gotten spoiled with some nice birds!


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