did i do a good job with my silkie bath?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Silkie-Feet, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i decided to give my silkie a bath to know what to do when a show does come along. here are a few before and after pics! did i do a good job? if you judged this pullet what would you give her? BTY could someone tell me the standard in common terms and not a link. i think she fits it all . well, here she goes [​IMG]

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    if the pics aernt big enough, u can click on them and they are larger!
     
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  2. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
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    lol She looks whiter in the old pic!
     
  3. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    Ok,.. first, when it comes time to show, pull those hard feathers sticking out in the middle of her tail. Second, try using tide's new laundry booster (colorsafe bleach and stain remover) as a 'shampoo' between shampoo and rinse. If the bird still looks dingy, take a couple of liters of water and add TWO DROPS of blueing. Pour over bird, rinse immediately or you risk a pastel blue bird.

    However, it really made my white boy sparkle this past weekend, and I was quite pleased with the results...

    and if you happen to have sheep or groom dogs, one of those dryers on the stand is SO SO nice to have.
     
  4. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she only looks sort of yellowish in the rose pic because there was a yellow light above her. so for washing i used human shampoo and a little bleach water, will that work?
     
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    I use shapleys horse whitening shampoo. I use a little vinegar in the rinse water to get out the soap. please be careful of bleach around their eyes and the fumes are tough on the lungs I think she is cute [​IMG]
     
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bleach water?
     
  7. Wendy'sChicksRock

    Wendy'sChicksRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    regular bleach? oh that might not be good for her. not sure but someone will know. I use the horse shampoo for white horses. then when im done blowdrying mine I use the air compressor to really fluff her up! so cute... check on that bleach thing though for sure...Oh and dont feed her any food with marigold in it will tink her yellow. just FYI
     
  8. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i looked up ppl using deluted bleach in water, and alot of ppl do it. it can kill mights and bugs and also brightens the whight color! any more comments? can someone describe ths standards and things that disqualafiy her?
     
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  9. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did the foot feathers come clean? I didn't realize how dirty mine were until they molted and the new super white ones started coming in!
     

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