Are these Silkie Roosters Okay?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SilkiesInSuburb, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two silkie roosters, Carl and Hamlet, have different comb types. I'm a bit worried that one of them may be a disqualification. Carl's comb is like a tiny double comb with a pea at the back, and Hamlet's is just a pea comb.

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    Are these combs okay?
     
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  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I am a show breeder of silkies.

    What age are they?
    If they are fully matured there combs are
    Too small.
    Carl's comb is not the right comb
    And it is red.
    He would loose a lot of marks for that
    Hamlets comb is like what it should look like
    But it should be a mulberry colour and
    Should not have that little tint of red it has.
    He would be better for showing than Carl but could not
    Be classed as show quality if selling chicks from him
    Due to the problems.

    If you want I can tell you what I think of them
    If you post a full body shot of both roosters

    Goodluck with them.
     
  3. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoops! I should have specified their age. They are both 4 months old. Here are the body shots:
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    Sorry if his pictures aren't great; he's an extremely wiggly chicken.
    By the way, their feathers are weird because Hamlet is a smooth sizzle (I think) and Carl is a frizzled silkie. By the way, Hamlet is black and Carl is porclien.
     
  4. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hamlet has nice feet
    But I'm sorry to bother you
    But can you get a shot from the side
    Sorry..
     
  5. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's perfectly fine! No need to apologize. I've taken a few pictures of his sides along with some rump photos.
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    I don't think this is necessary but here's a photo of when he was younger:
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  6. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    Thanks for the pictures
    His back seems too flat and a long body
    He seems a little too tall too
    He has a good beard and an ok Pom ( fluff on head)
    The earlobe is the wrong colour
    It should be blue but hamlets is red.
    Just looking at his feathers feet and wings could he be
    A silkie x sultan chicken?
     
  7. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is actually what I was thinking. One of my pullets has a yellow-pink skin and beak, making her obviously unfit. Here is a picture of her:
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    I am hoping to get in contact with the breeder.
    Here is a partridge(?) pullet, Charlie.
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  8. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they supposed to be silkies
    Or are the crossed?
    Yellow beak and yellow pink skin is definatly not a silkie.
    How old is Charlie?
     
  9. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of the silkies are smooth sizzle or frizzled. However, I DO have two normal silkies: Thunder, a splash; and Disco, a black.
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    Charlie is the oldest. She's 18 weeks old, while the others are about 17.
     
  10. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of them pictures
    The splash silkie is the best
    She is actually quite good
     

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