New Silkies~New Member~

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChazsChikNCoop, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. ChazsChikNCoop

    ChazsChikNCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all I am a new member here. I am hoping to find fellow Chicken lovers here.I just got 7 silkie chicks. They hatched Jan 1. I think I have white. partridge, black and blue. One blue/grey one has a white patch on his head. You cant see it reall well in the pic. It's hard to get good pics of them . . . they don't hold still.

    I am hoping to show them. Does anyone have, show, or know what I should look for in a good bird? Please share pix!


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  2. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    Hi. Nice birds! Where are you from? I know a Chaz here in Ohio by me.

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  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

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  4. ChazsChikNCoop

    ChazsChikNCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    I am located in SW Michigan. So would those chicks be considered blue? Does anyone know if the spot on the one would be disqualification?
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    I'm sorry to say that those birds won't mature to be SQ. The color of the birds as adults will be different than the down color of the chicks.

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  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Although all silkies are great chickens, Your chicks don't look like they would have the kind of feathering on their legs and feet for the show ring. But there is nothing wrong with having pet quality for just having a nice little chicken.
     
  7. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, there! Welcome.
    It's likely you won't know if they're show quality for awhile. In the meantime, they will brainwash you with their amazing Evil Silkie powers. Oh, and you'll want more & more Silkies! [​IMG]
     
  8. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your website is very nice! [​IMG]
     
  9. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, You got the best place for fellow chicken lovers... [​IMG]

    There's lots of us here [​IMG]


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  10. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies will steel you heart away , it doesn't matter if they are show or not for this to happen![​IMG]
     

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