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Pictures of silkies!!! NEEDS JUDGING!!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe17, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    I have a few silkies and I would like to know what quality they are. I am new so I don't know what they should look like. They are very young but I would still like everyone's input. They are probably pet quality [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    thanxxx!!!! It is such a head ache uploadin those pics.
     
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    They look like pet quality.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Definately pet quality.
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    yep they look like hatchery stock but are very cute and will bring you much joy I am sure [​IMG]
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    We have not yet got into showing birds, so I could be wrong, but when we showed cows and horses at the 4-H level there was always a class where you were judged on YOUR ability to manage and handle your livestock - It was called Showmanship. In that class the perfection of your breed did not matter. You may want to choose one of these birds for that show class. Also in 4-H pet quality is sometimes good enough to get started with in shows and then you learn what to breed for from there.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    They are too young to tell for sure what their quality will be. I had a couple of boys that looked much like yours. A few months later they bloomed into very nice birds. I cannot say that that will also happen with yours. What I am saying is wait and see.

    Yes, most shows include showmanship, however the quality of the bird does sometimes matter--it depends on the show, and if 4-H, the leaders.
     
  9. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I agree with Sonoran Silkies ( Too young to judge the quality) A Silkie changes alot over time.
     

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