Is this a Show Quality silkie?? Lotsa Pictures!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkiechick05, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my boy Clyde.

    He was born in September of 2009.

    He has a a couple white foot feathers.

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    Best picture of comb from last night:

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    Here is one about a month ago from him:

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  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white foot feathers are a disqualification I'm pretty sure, or a major defect. Otherwise, he seems to be filling out very nicely. [​IMG]
     
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think it is a defect (a couple points off in a show). Unless a judge is pretty picky and decided to DQ the bird.
     
  4. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These silkies crack me up -- my grandfather raised dozens of show birds, including silkies, until he died when I was 4. Every time I saw one of them I asked the same question, "Where is it's head!?!" Do you know, I never got a straight answer!

    It's a shame about those foot feathers -- this is a really lovely bird.

    Jenny
     
  5. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could I ... errr.... pluck them??
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    After a molt the feathers may come in the proper colour. Or try plucking them (hard to do with foot feathers); they may well grow back correctly.
     
  7. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Upon further examination, the feathers aren't growing in white. They are turning white at the ends and toward the (stem?) of the feather. It is mainly on my cockerel, Clyde, but I also checked my blue pullet and she has a few like this, though not many. My silkies are kept on shavings, and have access to the dirt. The only explanation for this (maybe) is a month before putting them in their coop, we treated the coop area with liquid sevin (sp?). But again, that was a while before we put them in the coop.

    What could be causing this?


    ETA: Sonoran, how does he look other than the foot feathers??
     
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  8. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else have an opinion on my boy??
     
  9. WhiteCrestedBlack

    WhiteCrestedBlack Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I just can say, here in germany this rooster isnĀ“t a good showchicken. We have a complete different standard.

    greets


    philipp from germany
     
  10. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I think you should enter him in a show! Whats the worst that could happen? The judge tells you that its DQ'd and you're out $2. On the other hand, it could be the best black Silkie there and the judge overlooks the one single feather and you win!

    Show winnings are only a single judges opinion, at a single show, on a single day.
     

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