Daughter Showing for First Time - Ques. About Blue Silkie Cockeral

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PamB, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Hi all! My 11 dd is showing for the first time. She wants to show this blue cockeral. Do the white feathers on his feet need to be plucked before showing? Thanks, Pam

  2. tandersphoenix

    tandersphoenix Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    Personally, yes I would prefer to pull them..
  3. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Ok, thanks! Do you know that best way for her to do so?


    Here is a better pic that I just took of him
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I've never had much luck pulling foot feathers--thbe quills are so very thick. I've been told (but never tried) that using pliers will help. Be aware that it takes about 6 weeks for the feathers to grow back. Make sure to have quik-stop or other blood clotting product at hand incase the feather bleeds.
  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    so wait - all of those white feathers are going to get puled?! OW!!

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