opinion is this silkie roo show quality?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cream puff, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my 6 month old paint silkie roo. Could someone tell me if he would be good to keep for breeding/showing? He's very healthy, he just started crowing. Is he a keeper? if so why and if not why, I need good constructive criticism.

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  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    well, first of all, he's a splash, and no. His single comb is an instant disqualification. Sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pretty sure paint and splash are the same thing
     
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    Paint silkie:
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    Splash silkies:

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    In addition, splash is an officially recognized color, whereas paint is not.
     
  6. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I stand corrected :) where do you get the info? is there a website that you refer to? I looked all over BYC to look into the colours (when I first got my silkies) and there seems to be a lot of confusion about paint/splash. If you have a link, I'd love to see it!

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  7. Tanichca

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    From both the Standard of Perfection, a book all about chicken breeds and what to look for in show birds, and the silkie thread (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread) here on BYC. I raised show silkies for several years, and learned a lot from all the people in silkie show biz.
     

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