Silkie chickens are often black or grey, with black feet and beaks. They start to get their characteristic topknot of feathers when they are still chicks. It looks like a little mohawk growing out of their heads. It give them an appearance of being a living Dr. Seuss illustration.
This is what a mature gray silkie looks like. They can also be white or buff – really a golden colour. The black ones have black or blue skin, which looks really strange when dressed out. Ours are for eggs and breeding stock.