Pros...Cons of my first Showgirl Roo...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by peachesdeese, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. peachesdeese

    peachesdeese Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well.... let me have it! Please rate him! And ....what color is he considered??
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  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm going to say Partridge. Needs more feathering on the feet. The wing and tail feathers are too hard.

    The crest seems to be more feathering than fluff.

    If he were mine, I would def. name him ELVIS.
     
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  3. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
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    Elvis - definitely! He does look partridge in color, other than that I'm of no help, sorry [​IMG]
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a frizzle, either a dark partridge or an off colored black. It's hard to gauge the quality on a frizzle. He's not too bad for a frizzled showgirl, although he isn't great. His crest and foot feathering is lacking. His wing feathers are fine, they can be hard, but should be as shredded as possible. His earlobes are a good color. If you're wanting to breed pure colors, either use him in a partridge pen or I'd suggest finding another male.
     
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  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:He is a frizzle, I didn't see until you said it. Now, I know why his crest looks like that.

    So, I frizzle's feathers can be hard. I learn something new everyday.
     
  6. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    If I saw this thing without knowing any better I wouldn't believe it was even a chicken! [​IMG]

    Actually, it looks like a miniature ostrich. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  7. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is he? Looks young.......so if he is, he can still change quiet a bit.
    He is cute all frizzled up the way he is! [​IMG]
    i would say partridge for color. his back is kind of long, with hard feathers in wing and tail but you can work with that. he is cute.
     
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  8. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
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    I think he has great hair!
     
  9. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    There is no doubt, I would take him in a heart beat. He has that face that you just wanna give a big ole kiss to. I just didn't pay close enough attention to the fact that he/she is a frizzle sg.
     
  10. peachesdeese

    peachesdeese Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is young... I haven't heard him crow yet! I also have a showgirl hen I just purchased. I dont think shes got the frizzle in her. I'll post her pictures too soon!
     

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