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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:33 pm 
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I have 2 of these little birds at home... They start off looking like something the cat brought home and forgot to eat... then as they mature the feathering thickens into the lovely fur coat. Their not all poofy like a silky (spose only have one feather per shaft) but do look like they have a real fur coat.
My Scrat looks exactly like your little fellow and is probably about the same age the other one is younger and hopefully a female.

I've decided to go with it and try to breed a few of these babies, just need to work on the crest a bit. I only kept 2 but now I have the possibility of more room I'm sorry I didn't keep all of them.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:20 pm 
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Four more pics of fester where you can see his feather/hair a bit better....
When he was smaller the outer half of his wing and tail feathers were like thin black wire....

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:26 pm 
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Here is my Scrat...

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And this one is Rastus...

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Scrat used to look just like Rastus all messy and disheveled, it's only over the last 4-6 weeks that he's started to look nice and tidy.

It took me a while to work out what the prob was... I started getting worried that something was dreadfully wrong with scrat as he still had mostly down when all the other chicks had feathers. After close inspection I realised it was silkie feathering.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:28 pm 
all normal for a silkie lavender. that is why i would prefer to make them on a pekin as they have softer, longer and more feathers where as those araucanas are more hard feather.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:35 pm 
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Would look nice and poofy on a pekin... Scrat feels like a fluffy little dog when you pick him up... Now that his coat (feathers) are finished filling out you really can't feel the stiff bits unless you pick at his wings.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:20 pm 
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Scrat obligingly parted with a couple of feathers for me so thought I would take the opportunity to post the picture in the thread.
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