Likelihood of a silkie to have...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by vfem, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    feathers on all 5 toes on each foot? Is this a good or bad trait for eventually showing, or does it make no difference?
     
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  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't know the answer but I'm sure Sonoran Silkies will be along soon to answer.

    In the meantime....[​IMG]
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I have 3 rooster's left to chose from for my breeding, and I want to make sure I pick the nicest one for my ladies.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a good thing to have heavily feathered feet. Silkies must have feathering at least to the middle toes, anything more is fine.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I agree with LilPeeps, but not too long ago someone had a bird DQed for having too much foot feathering! [​IMG] Bad judging IMO. Most breeders would LOVE to have birds with plenty of feathering on every toe.
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:Oh wow... I was wondering if they would or not. If it was a good thing I have a roo with it and would love to pass that gene on.

    [​IMG]

    I hope his crest fills out more, but I think running a comb through the mess would help! LOL

    His beard is very full too and really poofs out all around his cheeks.
     
  7. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always have thought silkies could never have too much foot feathering ..looks nicer anyways. Ive hatched several that have so much feathering on all the toes & even on the bottoms of them..
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Well it certainly caused consternation on the club website. Judges aren't always correct. Another big goof was when a judge told one of the best breeders that silkie tails are supposed to be held low--level with the back [​IMG]
     
  9. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:Ok, I even know that is dumb!

    I'm not showing yet, but I am working my way there... I want my daughter to grow up showing ... ect.

    So do you think the listed would be a nice choice to keep?
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I certainly would. He is a handsome boy.
     

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