These are Gorgeous!!
WOW!! Only 8 weeks?!?! That is a fantastic looking bird!
A lot of breeders aim for a very small comb on silkies. The standard says: "COMB: Walnut--set firmly and evenly on head, almost circular in shape, preferably broader than longer, with a number of small prominences over it, a slight indentation of furrow, transversely across the middle, rising to a point just forward of the nostrils and extending backwards to a point parallel with front of eyes." The only difference for a female is that it adds "very small, well formed" between the "--" and "set firmly and evenly..." and that the word "or" is used instead of "of in describing the transverse indentation. Note that no size is attached to a male silkie's comb in the standard.
Thanks Sonoran, I really appreciate your help and insight! I've read that over a couple of times, and never even realized it didn't say anything about SIZE. I've just been comparing it. I guess it does come down to what a judge will think of it, but his comb doesn't seem oddly out of place on him. What about your birds? Are your roosters around that same size or on the smaller size? I like seeing a nice comb that you can plainly tell BOY. But that is simply my own opinion, and I want our birds to do well being shown. I have bought some egg that I hope will infuse some new blood into my birds so hopefully I don't end up with other problems down the line. It'll be interesting to see how this all works out. I have a plan, but when I'm working with so little, I can see it's going to be tough to be as picky as I'd like to be.