Where in the world?
Popular world-wide, but do best in warm, dry environments.
The Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, appearing in various colors, which feels like silk and satin.
Silkies are relatively small chickens, with the males weighing only four pounds, and females weighing three pounds. They lay around 100 cream-colored eggs per year and live 7-9 years.
Originating from ancient China, Silkies are now one of the most popular ornamental breeds of chicken. They have a calm, friendly temperament and are exceptionally broody compared to other breeds, making them amazing mothers.
Did you know?
The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black or bluish skin and bones, turquoise-blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, whereas most chickens only have four.