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Silkie thread! - Page 5661post #56602 of 6222410/24/15 at 5:24amQuote:Originally Posted by drumstick diva
Chicken Pickin, I've never seen a comb like that - it's massive, looks like it exploded across his face. Maybe it's just the angle. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Mine is enormous combs AND mulberry colored rather than black. I think it detracts greatly from a silkie head and total look. I would not use him for breeding regardless of how good he may be otherwise. I also wouldn't have picked the biggest one. Silkies aren't meant to be BIG birds. They are bantams.
I used to show cockers, and like every other breed if one dog stood out for being different (even though against the SOP) then everyone wanted to breed one like that. When I got out of cockers in the - they were breeding them large to show up better in the group. When I went back years later to watch one of my old friends showing - I saw they had a ring full of tiny cockers.
He's not mine, I quoted the other poster.I am a wife and Mother. We have 2 dogs, and our always growing flock of chickens. The kids have a small super cute flock of pet Silkies. Then we have mostly Cream Legbar amoung a wonderful assortment of laying hens.I am a wife and Mother. We have 2 dogs, and our always growing flock of chickens. The kids have a small super cute flock of pet Silkies. Then we have mostly Cream Legbar amoung a wonderful assortment of laying hens.post #56603 of 6222410/24/15 at 7:23amQuote:I thought about breeding him all night and had the same opinions. He reminds me of photos of Jimmy Deranti.... And I don't want "a million of 'um." I'm going to put him back on the market & find a prettier male for the girls.Originally Posted by drumstick diva
Chicken Pickin, I've never seen a comb like that - it's massive, looks like it exploded across his face. Maybe it's just the angle. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Mine is enormous combs AND mulberry colored rather than black. I think it detracts greatly from a silkie head and total look. I would not use him for breeding regardless of how good he may be otherwise. I also wouldn't have picked the biggest one. Silkies aren't meant to be BIG birds.post #56604 of 6222410/24/15 at 7:29ampost #56605 of 6222410/24/15 at 7:41amQuote:Thankyou Cherie for careing and letting me know. I knew something eles was wrong but couldn't put my finger on it. Thing is I can't find any good silkies closer than a 2 hr. drive ( which is what he was). If I go eggs I don't know what I'll get.🙇Originally Posted by Cherie1n2
More than the comb, I think the lack of crest would be an issue in a silkie breeding program. If he had a crest then the larger comb wouldn't be so obvious.. I've stared at his picture a lot.. And seen many silkie roos on this thread.. His comb isn't the worst by far, but crest in silkies are huge deals when it comes to quality.post #56606 of 6222410/24/15 at 7:56amLife has a way of throwing us curve balls, but with Faith, Family & Good Friends, we can find a way to overcome them!Life has a way of throwing us curve balls, but with Faith, Family & Good Friends, we can find a way to overcome them!post #56607 of 6222410/24/15 at 8:07amQuote:
Where are you located?
How do your girls look? And what about the other silkies the person you him from.. Did the others have crests? Do you have the facilities to test hatch a few? Crest is suppose to be incomplete dominant so its easy to get but not as easy to get massive..post #56608 of 6222410/24/15 at 8:44amIf you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.
If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.
I love to help, so if you need someone to talk to or need help with anything, shoot me a PM!If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.
If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.
I love to help, so if you need someone to talk to or need help with anything, shoot me a PM!post #56609 of 6222410/24/15 at 8:56amQuote:This is the SOP for combs
§ Comb: Male - 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 or furrow, transversely across the middle, rising at a point just forward of the nostrils and extending backwards to a point parallel with the front of the eyes.
Female - Walnut, very small, well formed. Rest of the description same as the male
So actually the comb isn't so bad..
Here is the crest
§ Crest: Male - medium size, soft and full. as upright as comb will permit, having a few silky feathers streaming gracefully backwards from lower and back part of crest. Female: medium size, soft and full, globular, upright, well balanced.
§ Head: Moderately small, short, carried so that a line drawn parallel with tip of the tail will bisect the comb.
§ Beard & Muffs: Bearded varieties - thick, full, extending back of eyes and projecting from sides of face and composed of feathers turned horizontally backwards, from both sides of the beak, from the center, vertically downwards, the whole forming a collar of three ovals in a triangular group, giving a muffed effect.
And a link for the whole standard of perfection
http://www.americansilkiebantamclub.org/standard.asppost #56610 of 6222410/24/15 at 11:22am
My best silkies this year are both males..
I breed to the SOP. My best male is a white just purchased from Karen Larson of CatDance Farm who came from champion parents. He is not just a pretty boy, he is a living sweet heart.
His name is Prince charming.
A Blue Cream cockerel I bred from my project pens. He is one of my best silkies I bred myself.
His name is Poi. Just six months old.
Both are show quality which means fpr me, they could be shown right now because of quality and condition. I'm not prepared to show this year but will in the Spring. I currently have fifty silkies over the age of sixteen weeks.
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