How much can I shave/pluck on a Silkie and still be shown

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SilkieCRZYness, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    I need to help out my girls because the rooster is trying but not connecting, so i want to pluck/shave around the vent area. I did it with a non show silkie and did the amount I believe would help out the best. It ended up being about 1.5x1.5 inch area. Is this to much? You cannot tell i shaved it unless you pick up the bird and lift up her tail and look at her vent area, from side or top view, you cannot tell. Please let me know. I hear a 50 cent piece plucked or trimmed is aloud? Thanks so much

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by