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Ok so I'm sure this is on here somewhere but I'm going to put it out there anyways....
Can anyone and everyone throw in what they know about the Silkie Standard of Perfection. I have not bought the ABA/APA book yet so I'd love to hear from everyone here. Thanks!

post #2 of 57

Both are copyrighted documents.....  You probably need to buy a copy of each.  You cannot just legally copy off a page of it and post it on the web.  If you have any specific questions regarding the standard, some of us may be able to help.

Isn't it ironic that only intelligent people understand the meaning of "ignorance is bliss"?
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Isn't it ironic that only intelligent people understand the meaning of "ignorance is bliss"?
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post #3 of 57

I was just about to post that very question. So I'll ask- does anyone want to post a pic of the "IDEAL" Silkie, and tell us WHY it is ideal?  How does that Silkie meet the SOP?

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Lavender and Black Ameraucanas, Gold Laced Cochins, various EE color projects, and a bunch of other poultry
Very Happily Married to the Very Best Husband EVER!!!   Mom to a bunch of "fur-kids"... 
http://creamofthecroptrailrides.webs.com/
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty...

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post #4 of 57
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Oh I didn't mean for people to copy from the book...woops! I just want people to give their input on:
toe separation--how do you know it's correct?
beak shape-is there a wrong shape?
tail and wing feathers--are there supposed to be any hard feathers?
wattle size--i think my silkies' are too big(roos anyways) how do you know if the wattles are too big?

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Originally Posted by 1997 

Oh I didn't mean for people to copy from the book...woops! I just want people to give their input on:
toe separation--how do you know it's correct?
beak shape-is there a wrong shape?
tail and wing feathers--are there supposed to be any hard feathers?
wattle size--i think my silkies' are too big(roos anyways) how do you know if the wattles are too big?


You can see the standard of perfection here  http://americansilkiebantamclub.com/standard.asp

Breeding & Exhibiting Quality Bearded Silkies
Sundown Silkies Website
Sundown Silkies Facebook Page
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PM or email if your interested in birds/eggs.

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Breeding & Exhibiting Quality Bearded Silkies
Sundown Silkies Website
Sundown Silkies Facebook Page
NPIP Certified & Proud Member of the American Silkie Bantam Club & the American Bantam Association

PM or email if your interested in birds/eggs.

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post #6 of 57

The American Silkie Bantam Club has permission to use it on their website here.

OOPS! you beat me to it!


Edited by racuda - 9/2/10 at 9:44am
~ Randall
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post #7 of 57

Anyone got pics of perfect Silkies?

Lavender and Black Ameraucanas, Gold Laced Cochins, various EE color projects, and a bunch of other poultry
Very Happily Married to the Very Best Husband EVER!!!   Mom to a bunch of "fur-kids"... 
http://creamofthecroptrailrides.webs.com/
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty...

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Lavender and Black Ameraucanas, Gold Laced Cochins, various EE color projects, and a bunch of other poultry
Very Happily Married to the Very Best Husband EVER!!!   Mom to a bunch of "fur-kids"... 
http://creamofthecroptrailrides.webs.com/
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty...

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post #8 of 57

This is "Bubba" the 2008 Reserve National Champion bred by Deb Steinburg, I now own him!
I have yet to find not one defect nor disqualification on this bird!

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz265/briarpatchfarms/055.jpg

Premier Waterfowl

Breeder and Exhibitor of                                                         
Call Ducks in: White, Pastel, Blue Fawn, Gray, and Butterscotch

White Pekins


www.premiercallducks.com
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Premier Waterfowl

Breeder and Exhibitor of                                                         
Call Ducks in: White, Pastel, Blue Fawn, Gray, and Butterscotch

White Pekins


www.premiercallducks.com
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post #9 of 57
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Originally Posted by briarpatchfarms 

This is "Bubba" the 2008 Reserve National Champion bred by Deb Steinburg, I now own him!
I have yet to find not one defect nor disqualification on this bird!

http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz265/briarpatchfarms/055.jpg


He is GORGEOUS!!!!!  Congrats on the purchase!!!

Lavender and Black Ameraucanas, Gold Laced Cochins, various EE color projects, and a bunch of other poultry
Very Happily Married to the Very Best Husband EVER!!!   Mom to a bunch of "fur-kids"... 
http://creamofthecroptrailrides.webs.com/
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty...

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Lavender and Black Ameraucanas, Gold Laced Cochins, various EE color projects, and a bunch of other poultry
Very Happily Married to the Very Best Husband EVER!!!   Mom to a bunch of "fur-kids"... 
http://creamofthecroptrailrides.webs.com/
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty...

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post #10 of 57

I by no means say my birds are "perfect" but, these are as close as I can get!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/smoky73/blk1-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/smoky73/whitehen.jpg

Exhibition birds in White & Black Bearded Silkies
http://www.silverpulletpoultry.net
Colorado Poultry Association
www.freewebs.com/coloradopoultryassociation

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Exhibition birds in White & Black Bearded Silkies
http://www.silverpulletpoultry.net
Colorado Poultry Association
www.freewebs.com/coloradopoultryassociation

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