Sent in my show entry forms... how do my silkies look?? (PICS!)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkieluver_07, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Well, I sent in my entry forms to show my silkies. I got them tested for AI and pullorum and their test results came back negative! [​IMG]

    I know I have to bathe them and trim there toenails, but is there any other helpful hints others can give me? I would greatlu appreciate it.

    I'm having a hard time trying to decide about my silkie's crests and beards getting in their water containers. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009
  2. RoosterRehab97

    RoosterRehab97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I personally know nothing, but have a good time and good luck![​IMG]
     
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:Thanks! Hopefully someone else can help me with useful hints. [​IMG]
     
  4. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    I bought some of the soda pop bottle waterers for when I show. It sure helps with soggy beards and tops. They attach to a plastic water bottle and then just hook it to the cage with a spring or a zip tie. Put a little baby oil on their feet and combs. Makes them nice & shiny. Sprinkle a little baby powder on their bums. The poop(sorry) won't stick to their feathers..These couple of things should be a good start for you!![​IMG]
     
  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:I'm showing 3 splash silkies and a dark blue pullet. Won't the baby powder show up on them? Or is it too little to notice?
    Thanks for the tip on the waterers, I'll have to look to see if I can find some. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just make them clean. Blow dry them and rub all their fluff between your fingers to make them dry faster and fluff up. Being clean is the biggest thing. And then cross your fingers! [​IMG]
     
  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:Kanchii,
    My blue pullet still has that "waxy" substance on her crest because of the pin feathers.... is there any way to get rid of it? Is there a way to shred their feathers more? Thanks.
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Do you have any pictures of the birds you entered?
     
  9. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:I can go take some now.... its dark but they will stand still long enough! [​IMG]
     
  10. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    This is Rain:
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    THis is Waterfall (taken a month ago):
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    I'll go take updated pictures of them right now! [​IMG]
     

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