Show Quality

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amanda1083, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. amanda1083

    amanda1083 Hatching

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    I have 16 silkies that are about three months old, and one grown rooster that may be a year old, maybe a little older. Who does the judging and determines what is Show Quality. I think I have a beautiful flock, some look much better than others though.
    Who can determine show quality or not?
     

  2. Whittni

    Whittni Crowing

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    There are a lot of qualified judges and exhibition breeders that can judge your silkie flock. Usually you look at each bird specifically to check for faults. Silkies should have black skin, a cushion comb, 5 toes on both feet, a strait beak, have a pose where their back appears short and the tail looks like a pompom and with well feathered feet (the middle toe should have a lot of feathering). Even if you had a few not so great silkies in your flock you can still breed them with other birds in the flock to produce really nice chickens from you flock. Good luck, feel free to post pictures and I'll add some pointers.

    Have a great day!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  5. amanda1083

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  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] There are several dedicated Silkie threads - just looking at the pictures and comments posted you will get a feel for what a show silkie should be. There is even a thread for grooming silkies for show. They are very, very popular.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your Silkies.
     

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