HELP - I need Silkie Comb Pictures

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    I get people asking all the time what the standard is for Silkie Combs on Roosters.
    I would like to make a chart showing the different looks that some silkies have.
    So I need clear Head shots.
    After all a picture is worth a thousand words.
    I will most likley crop the pictures to only show the comb.

    I have seen a huge differences in color variation, Sizes & Shape/Texture.
    And I would like as many examples as possible.


    Melanie
     
  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    this is my silkie rooster Bruiser, he doesnt have the right comb but he's a silkie!

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  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
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  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies :


    I would like to make a chart showing the different looks that some silkies have.
    So I need clear Head shots..


    Mel,

    Make sure that you put a disclaimer on the chart that it is only a representation of the combs, and not any other part of the bird....​
     
  6. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 silkie roos and each one has a different comb style:

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  7. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Thats Wonderful every one THANKS.

    Please keep the pictures coming.

    Melanie
     
  8. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    A true Silkie has a walnut comb, which looks almost just like half a walnut shell, the color should be mulberry. To tell some one or show someone any other style of combs may lead to unexpected results. In most shows the wrong comb is an immediate disqualification.


    hinkjc picture is the style of comb you are looking for on a Silkie, nicely centered on the head should have folds and a center crease.
     
  9. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    I am going to make a comb chart for people who are new to the Silkie Breed.

    I think they need to see a variety of combs so they nkow what to look for.

    If they are pets none of it matters, But I get a lot of people asking about feet and combs
    So a page dedicated to that on my website would come in hand to some.
     
  10. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two white silkie roos with the walnut combs. This is Whitey.
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