Chicken Breed Profile

Courtesy American Livestock Breeds Conservancy


The breed comes in two varieties: bearded and non-bearded. Colors are black, white, partridge, buff, gray and blue.

Weight: 1 to 2 pounds

Urban Uses: Silkie chickens are primarily ornamental chickens, though they are also good layers. They are friendly and make good pets.

Egg Size: Small

Second Thoughts: Silkies need particularly clean conditions to keep their feathers looking good.

Breed Association: National Silkie Breeders Association, American Silkie Bantam Club, American Poultry Association

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