My new chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Josypoz, Nov 2, 2013.

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  1. Josypoz

    Josypoz Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I'm almost eleven and I hatched chicken eggs in science class. One is Charolette (yes that's how I spell Charlotte:)) and I wanted to know if she looks like she would be a a good show bird (she's a silkie)[​IMG]
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  2. I don't know ANYTHING about show birds! If I am right (I may be very wrong) inless there are show chicks, (I dont know anything about show) it is too early to tell. and
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  3. Josypoz

    Josypoz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] Happy you joined us!
     
  5. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! :~D
     
  6. sumatra lover

    sumatra lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw cute peeps! Ill be hatching some in the spring. Love your boots too!
     
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  7. Josypoz

    Josypoz Out Of The Brooder

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    Um hiiiiiiii thanks all of you I feel so welcome here
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] silkies are very difficult to sex before 4-5 mos of age. There are several silkie threads on BYC that you might want to subscribe to, there is even one for grooming and bathing silkies for show. I generally check in on the one called "Silkie thread." Silkie people are likely to give you the best information and evaluation of your chick when older.

    Good luck, I showed my first Cocker when I was 12 (got 2nd. out of 2 entries) but, I was hooked. Ended up showing and breeding several champions.
     
  9. Josypoz

    Josypoz Out Of The Brooder

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    Drumstick diva,
    I'm almost positive she is a girl. I sexed her when she was very young (one day) using the wings. I think she's a girl!
     
  10. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    They must be 4 months old to show as a pullet or cockerel, by then you can compare her to the breed standard to see if she conforms. Do a search for "the standard of perfection" that is what all shows are judged by.
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     

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