An Asian bird the Silkie makes a great pet due to its stunning appearance and great gentle nature. The Silkie must always be sheltered from the elements as their feathers are not waterproof. Though they possess poor egg laying ability (approximately 120 eggs per year) they are generally broody birds. The Silkie is light weight for a non bantam breed but there is a miniature. Crest: five toes outer two are feathered. Beak: slaty blue. There is a bearded variety with defined ear buff and beard. Skin, bones and meat are bluish – black in colour. In Australia there are breeders of six different Silkie varieties.
Soft feather – light
Black, blue, gold, grey, white, partridge with the plumage being silky and fluffy.
Tinted or cream
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