Black Silkie Combs and other silkie standards for newbies

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by MrsChicky55, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. MrsChicky55

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    I've got some Silkie/satin/frizzle eggs in my incubator right now from a well known breeder. She has beautiful birds! I'd like to show them with my 4-H'er. I don't know too much about the breeding standard, but the one major flaw that I've noticed in her pics are some red/pink combs. I was hoping to learn more about how to darken up the comb and walnut shape if anyone has any recommendations. I'm guessing that red flaw is one of the "cochin traits" she mentioned from working with the sizzles. I thought maybe if I could find a breeder with straight up silkies (meaning no frizzled cochin added) with really dark combs like this that hopefully I could get the best of both worlds. Fluff & frizzle with black comb! Anyone know of somebody with birds with black combs like this that sells hatching eggs? Or other recommendations to improve the comb?

    If any breeders could give me tips on what else I should be looking for or working on to get show quality birds with this breed I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!

    These are some of the beautiful birds from the breeder I'm currently hatching eggs from. She's working on F20 and seems to have a focus on Satins (sizzles) and getting them recognized as a breed.
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    P.S. I know that they are supposed to be able to see but those fluffy crests are just so pretty I couldn't resist!
     

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  2. ChattyChickens4Life

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    Check MPC. They have quality Silkie pullets, chicks, and hatching eggs. Good luck!
     
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  3. MrsChicky55

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    Unfortunately I've yet to see an available date for silkies on MPC. I'm really looking to find a breeder that has great combs. Even if they're not for sale, I'd love to see some pics of people's silkie combs!
     
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    Who is MPC?
     
  5. MrsChicky55

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  6. jandsferguson

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    Thanks.
     
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    I don’t know how to upload pics son here but I also have silkies. I would love to know what kind mine are I have furred, ones with feathers and ones that curl up. However I have no idea how to do pics. :-(. I would also like to find some nice silkies of different colors. The ones with fur that is. I ordered some that I thought would have fue but they didn’t come with fur they came with feathers. I was a bit disappointed. However I did find some very dark partridge with fur. I mean how do you find out before you order what type of feathers they will have. I feel like I was tricked. :-( however I would love some more “breeder quality” or show birds.
     
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  8. jandsferguson

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    I was just on MPC and they have some lavender silkies for sale on Nov 13. I don’t know if anyone is still looking.
     
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    Sounds like you got some frizzled chicks, they turn out SO cute! Totally my fave even if they don’t have the sizzles curl and are smooth they turn out VERY pretty. Look up sizzles and smooth sizzles also known as satins. Look up the Frizzle gene, educate yourself on this. Do not breed a Frizzle to a Frizzle wether “furred” silkie feather or regular barbed feather with curl as this can cause problems. They are very fun to breed. I’d love to see pics click on “upload a file” to do so.
     
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