Silkies are true bantams, having no large fowl counterpart.
This breed is very docile in temperament and make great show birds.
First being recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1874. Currently the varieties standardized are as follows:
Bearded: White, Black, Blue, Buff, Gray, Partridge, Splash & Self Blue
Non-Bearded: White, Black, Blue, Buff, Gray, Partridge
Non-Standardized: Paint, Cuckoo & Red
Weight: Cock: 36 oz. Hen: 32 oz.
Cockerel: 32 oz. Pullet: 28 oz.
Egg Color: Cream/Tinted
Egg Size: Small
Egg Production: Fair
APA - Recognized: Yes