Silkie Chickens are commonly known for their extremely fluffy feathers that feel like silk.

They also are known for having black skin and bones, blue earlobes, feathers on the legs, and 5 toes on each foot, where most other chickens on have 4.

Hens of the Silkie breed are commonly used for incubating eggs, as they are extremly good mothers and are commonly broody.

Silkies are commonly known as 'The Lap Dog of The Chicken World".

All North American Silkies are usually Bantam, while in Europe the chickens are usually standard size.

Whether standard size or bantam size, these chickens are also usually rather small.

Standard size males only weigh 4 pounds and females only weigh 3 pounds.