HELP Silkie people....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dixieangeln, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Dixieangeln

    Dixieangeln Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are silkies suppose to have "normal" feathers on the tips of their wings? Or is the whole wing suppose to be fluffy? So for such a stupied question but Ive been searching the internet and cannot find a exact answer... I see pics of some with regular feathers on the wings and some without.. is it acceptable for show? Thanks for any help!![​IMG]
     
  2. SilkiePuff

    SilkiePuff Out Of The Brooder

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    no.. the feathers are suppose to look torn and raggy, if they are solid with no rips and such then its a fault.. so yes and no..but they look really bad, thats normal..
     
  3. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their primary feathers will look more like a normal feather but the ends should be well shredded.
     
  4. Dixieangeln

    Dixieangeln Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are the primary feathers???[​IMG]
     
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the first feathers on the wing. some people use a brush to make them look more shreded before they show
     
  6. Dixieangeln

    Dixieangeln Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Any chance anyone can post a good feathered wing, and a bad feathered wing of a silkie??
     
  7. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one of my silkie roo's wing fanned out. He has a little bit more hard feathering than some would like, but this is a normal silkie wing.
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  8. Dixieangeln

    Dixieangeln Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh ok, so they are allowed to have some normal feathers then?? That is exactly the feathers I was talking about [​IMG]
     

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