Silkie Chicken Breeds
Silkie chickens are a rare chicken breed with small thin feathers, making them distinct from other chicken breeds. Silkie chickens are known as show quality chickens, named for their fluffy soft feathers. Silkie chickens are also known for their blue skin and five toes on each foot. A variety of colored silkies exist including blue silkies, black silkies, buff silkies, red silkies, and white silkies. Silkies chickens are a very calm and friendly chicken breed, except when brooding, and many backyard chicken owners are proud to keep them. If you are interested in a truly unique chicken breed, the silkie chicken is an excellent choice.