Silkies is unique breed of chickens, manly from their fur type of feathers, that actually feel like silk. They have a black skin and also black meat and bones, they have extra toe. Silkies are used in poultry shows, as they are not great layers. They are a bantam breed, and very docile and quiet. They originate from China.
They are in the Standard of perfection, since 1874. They are one of the most popular of ornamental breeds of chickens. They are 2 varieties of the breed, bearded and non bearded.