Show Quality? Or just pretty HQ?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by SilkiesRcool, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. SilkiesRcool

    SilkiesRcool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2016
    Got a silkie hen 3 months old I would like to show chickens but don't think she is SQ I also have a 3 month old roo and am almost positive he isn't. He is bearded and she is not. Tips and advice?
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    The cockerel is not good show quality. His crest is too small, comb/face color is too reddish, and his type (at least in the photo) doesn't appear outstanding.

    The pullet appears better quality, though her crest is small, as well. And, she could use fluffier "silkier" feathers and a rounder body. Still, if you're not showing at open/club shows (instead county fairs or 4-H shows), she would be an okay choice.

    With that said, it is hard to tell quality from photos. There are many defects or disqualifications that can hide in photos; handling a bird is the best way to measure its quality.

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