Picking best silkie chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PaigeHgibson, May 12, 2011.

  1. PaigeHgibson

    PaigeHgibson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2011
    I purchased 5 white Silkie chicks from a friend and Breeder , What should I look for ? I want SQ and BQ what are good traits ?
    unfortunatly 1 has club foot and the other litterally has a 3rd foot growing off the top of his foot so I know they are just pets , the other three have 5 toes , and seem to have good toe spacing any thing else to look for ?

    I don't have any current pics because my camera got dropped [​IMG]

    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    One thing is feathering on the outer and middle toes. If a chick doesn't have feathers there, they won't grow in later.
  3. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Other than obvious physical defects the only thing you can really do is wait until they begin to grow. They change a ton in the first year.

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