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Silkie Chicken

Silkie Chicken


Other name(s):
 Silky Chicken; Chinese Silkie Chicken; Bearded Silkie; Bantam Silkie; Standard Silkie

Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Country / Place of origin: Asia / Netherlands

History: The Silkie Chicken is a small, unique breed of poultry aptly named for its fluffy plumage that is said to feel like silk. Originating in Southeast Asia, most likely in China, sometime before the 1200s, the first written record of silkie chickens comes from Marco Polo, who wrote of chickens with fur-like feathers from his Asian travels in the 13th century. Silkies made their way West via the Silk Route and were officially accepted into the North American Standard of Perfection in 1874. Today, Silkie chickens come in bearded and non-beaded varieties.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
exceptional brooders, fluffy feathers, friendliest chicken, fantastic pet chickens, fine show birds
Challenging:
high temperatures, freezing, poor layers, wet weather, predators, blue chicken meat
Interesting:
remarkably fluffy crests, comical way, GREAT GREAT parents, petting, endearing personality
Overall review
  • Currently 100
4.7 (59)
VirtuallShelley
When I decided to get chickens, I wanted pretty ones....
Review by: VirtuallShelley (4) 25 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
JKinsey
I had this bright idea one year to invest in bantam c...
Review by: JKinsey (55) March 18, 2014 02:28
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
DianaLynn
The Silkie have hair like plumage that is unquestiona...
Review by: DianaLynn (31) updated March 10, 2014 20:57
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
Suchen
Silkies are cute, small, gentle and docile. With all ...
Review by: Suchen (21) updated March 04, 2014 10:25
  • Currently 100
5.00
5 photos
mab_shawn
When finding our first batch of hens I was silly enou...
Review by: mab_shawn (14) February 09, 2014 08:54
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
Funny / Heartwarming (1 video)
00:05
Silkie Surf
  • Currently 100
0.0 (0)
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