Does anybody think that my young silkie (pic below) looks like a possible show bird?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Roo With SWAGG, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Roo With SWAGG

    Roo With SWAGG Out Of The Brooder

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    He's a Rooster. :)
    He is wet and dirty in this pic :(
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    All chickens have the potential to be show birds but some are better quality than others. If you can have amazing showmanship, your chicken can do well at a local show. He still looks young so he may become fluffier.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Roo With SWAGG

    Roo With SWAGG Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! :)
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    He's really to young for a final evaluation, but at this point I would say not likely. Both crest and beard are lacking, and it looks like foot feathering my be as well. Check to make sure he has a walnut comb (can't tell in photo) and five toes per foot. Re-evaluate in a couple of months to see how he is filling out, including crest, beard, feet, etc.
     

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