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fourth and fifth toe feathers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by muddyhorse, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    on a silkie should I pluck the feathers on the fourth and fifth toes before a show ? thanks
     
  2. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    Bat Cave, NC
    I asked that same question last week and got two different answers.....the consensus was that someone needed to post the question of the ASBC forum. I don't know if that happened, but I doubt it.

    It's not a DQ for there to be feathers on the 4th & 5th toe. I believe most Silkie exhibitors leaned towards plucking, if it were only a couple of feathers; and leaving the feathers alone if there were alot.
     

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