Hi all, I am trying to get involved in showing silkies, but I am having a heck of a time getting good ones. I have a few nice ones from NapaLongtails, but they are not of breeding age yet. So I purchased some chicks from another person, not from this site, which were supposed to be exhibition prospects, they were shipped to me sight unseen and I am REALLY unhappy about them. They all have 4 or 6 toes on each foot and not good foot feathering. I am also concerned about the pigment on a couple of them. So, my question is, how hard of problems are those to correct in a breeding program? Are they worth keeping if they appear to otherwise be nice? I know that they are unshowable, but what are the chances that their offspring will be better? They are still young enough that my feed store will take them if I take them soon, but they won't even give me enough to cover the cost of shipping. I am very dissapointed, any oppinions would be greatly appreciated.