4H comps

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CreamBruelle, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Can a young Silkie (around 4 months old) compete in 4H?
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I judge it by how feathered the bird is. Is it feathered enough to be judged?
     
  3. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    I'm sure it will be fine in the show! :) I've seen very young birds at 4-H shows before.
     
  4. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

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    It's all feathered and fluffy
     
  5. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's for showmanship you'd be fine, though for conformation I'd just fluff her up to be safe :)
     
  6. CreamBruelle

    CreamBruelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thank you. I've hatched 2 batches of silkies a couple months back and I forgot to put when they hatched so now I have no clue on what age they are! 6 of them look the same while the other 3 are a lot smaller. How much should one weigh at 3 months or 4 months of age?
     
  7. CreamBruelle

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    My adults silkies are a little over 2 pounds. The first batch of silkies are a little over a pound and the second batch are a little over 8 oz. any ideas on age? Both batches are all feathered and fluffy. The second batch could be more feathered though.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2016
  8. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quoted from the Poultry Standard of Perfection-

    "Silkie Bantams:
    Cock....36 oz
    Hen.....32 oz
    Cockerel.....32 oz
    Pullet.....28 oz"
     

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