rate this silkie roo please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by muzzles&nuzzles, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. muzzles&nuzzles

    muzzles&nuzzles Out Of The Brooder

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    This guy is a year old and acts like it. I have my own opinion of him but would like to know what others think.

    No, he does not live in this cage and I apologize for taking his pic in the cage but I was most distressed by his behavior today. (feathers everywhere) He was very displeased with me for putting him in this cage so he is actually having a fit at me.

    He is also quite dirty and his yes his feet feathers are a wreck because silkie or not he lives like a chicken.
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  2. S&SPoultryExchange

    S&SPoultryExchange Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3.5 out of 10. Yea hes a silkie but silkies can get dirty too. I would say what hurts him the most is that he isn't bearded.
     
  3. MidnightChickenLover

    MidnightChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beared well. Silkies do not need to be bearded.
    I got pet Silkies from Ideal. I would never show them! The hen has practically no crest. The Roosters don't have the best crests, and are mostly all real feathering on the top.
    I saw a huge silkie rooster at the fair. If I didn't know it I would have thought he was a standard breed. He did well at the show, looked a lot like yours but more.. um... fluffy
    I love his tail feathering though....
     
  4. S&SPoultryExchange

    S&SPoultryExchange Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no im not saying they have to be but from a showing prespective. It helps alot.
     
  5. MidnightChickenLover

    MidnightChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    S&SPoultryExchange :

    Oh no im not saying they have to be but from a showing prespective. It helps alot.

    Really? Huh... Interesting, Nice to know though if I ever want to pick up breeding or showing. Right now I only have my little "pet" flock​
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    A pet quality bird. Not particularly good type, too small a crest, too tall. I can't see enough to rate other features.

    Most, but not all nb silkies are lesser in quality to bearded ones; mostly because htere is less interest in breeding and improving them in the US. However an nb of equal quality should fare just as well as a bearded one. In person I have seen one excellent quality nb white. I've also seen photos of others.
     
  7. muzzles&nuzzles

    muzzles&nuzzles Out Of The Brooder

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    That was my opinion also.

    I said I was cleaning up the coops so he is going along with some other ones. LOL Thanks so much.
     

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