Assorted Silkie Bantam [StraightRun]
Silkies were described by Marco Polo in the 13th century as "hens which have hair like cats, are black, and lay the best eggs." Blue Silkie bantam chicks are one of three different colors: blue, black and splash. Their skin, beak, legs and toes are black. Some have beards and muffs while others do not. They have walnut combs, a small crest, five toes on each foot and feathers on their legs and feet. Adult males have a bluish black head while the female?s head is slaty blue. The remainder of the plumage of both males and females is slaty blue laced with bluish black. They are noticeable for their hair like feathers created by their lack of tiny hamuli and scrolls that allow the barbules of the feather to connect.