Hi, I was wondering what quality my silkies are in terms of showing. I didn't get them with showing in mind, but they are such beautiful birds I think it would be fun to show them off! I got them at a feed store and I'm pretty sure they are hatchery birds. They are currently 3 months old. They have 5 toes on each foot, all blue-black skin & combs with turquoise earlobes. Their feathers are all fluffy with some ragged wing feathers and a few ragged tail feathers. Legs are very feathery as you can see. The white one has a pea comb and the buff one has a single comb, which I understand is a flaw. They have full beards, crests & muffs. I'm pretty sure the white one, Sugar, is a cockerel and the buff, Spice, is a pullet. Spice is a bit jittery whereas Sugar is quite calm, so if I end up showing one (probably won't, but you never know) it will probably be him. I am also thinking about volunteering with him as a "therapy chicken," since he's so cuddly and friendly! Here is Sugar: And Spice: Close-up headshots: And bums! (Spice is not that much smaller than Sugar, she just looks a lot shorter because she's crouching.) They're still growing into new feathers all the time, so Sugar's muff is a little small this week and Spice is looking kinda patchy.They're still handling teenagerdom more gracefully than I did though. So what do you think?