Origin is unknown but most believe they originated from China
They typically live between 7-9 years.
Silkie chickens are loved for their friendly, gentle nature.
Feathers are fluffy because they don’t have barbs like other birds do to hold their feathers down.
Their skin is dark blue or black, and they also have black bones!
They are the best mothers of all the chickens! Their tendency to go broody is much higher than any other breed. They will gladly raise the chicks of uninterested flock mates, even ducks or turkeys!
Male – Rooster
Female – Hen
Young – Chick