Saturday, February 6, 2016

Raising Silkie Chickens | Backyard Poultry Magazine

Raising Silkie Chickens | Backyard Poultry Magazine

Silkies are distinctly different from any other chicken breed. They share a unique combination of genetic and behavioral features. In 2003, a group of Japanese researchers mapped the mitochondrial DNA of a Silkie to determine the breed's genetic position in relation to other birds in the genus Gallus.