ADDED MORE PICS.....Please judge my silkie roo, Mr.T

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BBK, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's 4 months old and non-bearded. He has 5 toes, not the greatest seperation, but all are there.

    I really want to know about his body type. Is there anything good about him? [​IMG]

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    Thanks
    Melinda
     
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  2. Hurst

    Hurst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me he looks really good but what you should do is show him to see if he is show quality.
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks good from the neck down.
     
  4. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Positives.... Good skin color, good feathering to mid toe, very little hard feathering in cushion, nice short back, holds wings level, nice round body.

    Negatives.... That comb is extremely large for only a 4 month old. Crest is small and flat, will probably look even smaller as comb gets larger with age. The wings, while still held level, are not held tight to the body and tucked under the saddle and cushion feathers. The primaries stick out like he probably has split wing. Take a pic where you spread his wing out.... I bet there is a break in the pattern of the feathers. Fairly common problem and it will show up in future generations if you use him for breeding.
     
  5. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks..i'll take more pics when i have some help. I'll get the wing and the front face too, thought I had one of those, but didn't.

    Do you think his top will grow in more? It looked like this since I've had him, not as poofy as the rest of them. Do you lose points for that?

    Thanks again
    melinda
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He also appears to be bearded. [​IMG] Non-bearded faces do not have all that fuzz or the puffy cheeks.
     
  7. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o...kay....I thought bearded was a big poofy under his beak...So, you're saying he is bearded...huh! interesting. Thanks for the info. [​IMG]

    Melinda
     
  8. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hope these help.
    melinda
     
  9. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    he appears to have a nice short back, good stance, soft tail, nice blue earlobes. Comb will be large but he has no prominant wattles which is good and yes, he is bearded. Crest is very small so that is a big negative to me. he should be mated to hens that have large crests.
     
  10. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like split wing to me still. There should be a nice even spread of the wing and there is a pretty obvious break in there. He is bearded although not as heavily as most exhibition birds. Comb isn't horrible yet, but it will get bigger and leave less space for the crest.
     

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