The Silkie reigns supreme when it comes to feathered pets. With their silky fluffy plumage they look as if they are formally dressed for a special occasion.
Its persistant broodiness is a breed characteristic,some people keep them just to hatch eggs from other fowl. They are good layers, although can be spasmodic.
They make an excellent childrens pet as they have a very quiet nature, easily tamed. They come in quite a collection of colors: Black, Blue, Buff, Partridge, Red, White, and shades of all the above. Although for show purposes, variations do not apply.