Need silkie experts opinion

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by laughingllama75, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please tell me what you think of my blue cockerel. he was hatched in April....his foot feathering WAS there, but it is broken badly now. I figured out how that pen was doing it, but now I have to wait for it to grow out.
    I think his wings are wrong, and he has too many hard feathers in wing and tail??? Also, today I am noticing a few possibly lighter feathers in the hackle. [​IMG] but it was the wrong lighting. I will have to look tomorrow. I am not planning on showing him, but I have dark blue hen I wanted to breed him too..... ??? honest opinions wont hurt my feelings, i want to learn. thanks guys! [​IMG]
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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I'm not an expert on silkies by any means, but I was wondering if you could get closer photos of the comb and wattles? It seems a bit too red.
     
  3. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    funny, the wattles and comb dont bother me....the comb is coming in pretty dark, especially for blue. the wattles look lighter, but the camera flash "helps" a little. these are fom last month, he doesnt have real big comb yet...but it is darker than the wattles. Hmmm. [​IMG]
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  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love him, look at all the good things, Crest and cushion are awesome. I am not sure how hard wing carriage is to fix but he would be a breeder here. I have lots of little girls that would help all his faults and the body type is just great (IMHO) OOps you said experts, thats not me but I am working on it like you.
     
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  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    He looks worth breeding to me. Like Jaynie said, His crest is nice and his comb and wattles dont look red to me. He has a nice short back. He will probably turn out some nice offspring but the only way to know is use him and see what you get.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:On this photo the wattles look fine, but on the second photo down, I don't know, I'm probably just being nit-picky.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    He is very nice, but I don't see his comb in any of the photos ?

    Don't worry about the wing feathers--they are shredded enough, even if more might be better. Tail is nice and rounded--I don't see anything wrong there.

    Very pretty boy! Show him; breed him.
     
  8. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couldn't see the comb in any of the pics...nice looking boy![​IMG]
     
  9. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know about the wings, I was thinking they were pointed down too much.....
    I got this pic today of the comb, does this help?

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  10. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I'm no expert, but VERY NICE!! I would definitely breed and show him. I haven't seen many Blue roos that look as good as he does. [​IMG]
     

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