Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Blue Silkie Chicken - Rarely color Silkie Chicken

Silkie Chicken is a famous chicken breed with its soft-fur like feathers. The blue silkie is the rare color among silkie chicken. We are difficult to find the unique blue color. The original silkie chicken color is white. The mutation in silkie cause the chicken color increases. Now he silkie are available in red, buff, black, gray, and silver.
Some breeders cross the black and white silkie Bantam to produce Blue Silkie. Beside the blue, the crossing result white, black, and grey.
The blue has five toes; whereas, most chicken have only four toes. Some have feather in legs and some others not. Like other bantam, the blue has short legs. The legs are black in color. The head is glossy back. It has unique blue red comb that is also called top knot. Only the male has top knot. The female comb is smaller than the male.
The skin under the feather is dark blue. People often said the skin of the chicken is black. The meat of the chicken is also black. The bone is also dark blue, appearing black. Due its black bone, it is also called black bone chicken.
The blue is also a docile pet like the white. It is good as pet. The chicken will not mad if you hand them. It is an easy handed chicken. The female is a good brooder, meaning the female keep the eggs. The female often keep other eggs in heir nest so you can place other eggs in the blue’s nest.

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