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SILKIE

Gallus gallus domesticus

Family: Rallidae

Origin: China

Lifespan: 10 to 12 years

Reproduction: The female (hen) lays around 10 eggs and incubates for 21 days; the small ones are called chicks

Nutrition diet: Granivore (seeds, plants, insects, slugs…)

Description: The Silkie is an excellent layer, its skin is black and its feathers are as soft as silk, therefore it’s name. Males are called cocks.