Are My Silkies Good? PICS FINALLY

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BlueLagoonRabbitry, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkies have 5 toes, vaulted skulls and walnut combs is that good i need to know before i sell eggs.
     
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  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Pictures would be nice. I would figure if your silkies do not have any genetic defects, they are good. If they win at shows, they are even better.
     
  3. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have pictures tomarrow.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I'll be waiting!
     
  5. cluckinfarm

    cluckinfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    That sounds like how a silkie should look. It's hard to tell without a picture.
     
  6. ruffledfeathers44

    ruffledfeathers44 New Egg

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    They look real nice to me. I have 5, and one or two of them I consider really nice. The other three, 1 has the wrong comb, 1 has cow hocks, and 1 is small and has a poof but it's not big enough. Past that I have no experience.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Quote:I'm not an expert (yet [​IMG]) but I'm learning. There's more to it than that. For example, 5 toes is good, but how is the toe separation?
    Vaulted skulls are good, but what about plumage... are the crests big and fluffy? Are there a lot of hard feathers in the wings and tail, or are they solid fluff?
    Walnut combs are good; red is not as good as a good mulberry color, and they shouldn't have any spikes (there's a term for it, and it's escaping me at the moment).
    There's a whole list of ideal "standards" for good quality silkies.
    If you're just selling eggs for hatching pet quality silkies, then they look fine. What are your goals for these birds?
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Those are Pet Quality silkies.
     
  9. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To breed them to better and better birds till i get show quality
     

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