Silkied Cochin Bantams

Not silkies! These are true cochin bantams with the gene for silkied feathering. The silkied feathering gene, called “hookless” by the geneticists, is malfunction in a single gene that has occurred multiple times thoughout history. The story with these is that is was a gene mutation in a population of pure cochin bantams. I have no proof that is true, but if someone used a silkie to get the gene, they put in a lot of work to remove all the silkie genes that are not in cochins (dark skin, walnut combs, 5 toes, crests, beards, etc).

These will probably be in limited supply for 2024, as out breeding group is rather small.