Show Quality?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kittykitty30, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in showing my Silkie roo at my local county fair next year (after he has molted). I have read the guidelines for the 4-H poultry show and the birds do not have to be show-quality. It would be nice to know, though.
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    He has the wrong type of comb for a silkie.
     
  3. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A white silkie should have a mulberry colored walnut comb, 5 toes on each foot, feathered legs, a beard, black skin, dark eyes, preferably dark brown. Your rooster has the wrong comb. He also looks a bit tall.
    (I said beard because I was at ohio national and someone was disqualified for no beard.)
    here is my rooster. He is showing quality.
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wrong comb for a Silkie, and could use a better crest. He's fine for showing at 4-H shows if it says they don't need to be show quality, but I wouldn't take him to a larger poultry show.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm definitely not a "show" expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I have entered birds in the past county fairs (including some Black Silkies) and I can tell you from experience, that his lack of a walnut comb will be a disqualification. Sorry.
     
  6. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bird pictured would be... It has in incomplete beard. Silkies are showable as non bearded but they must be bred and entered as such.
     
  7. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all! I now have two more silkies from a very good breeder. Will post adult pics asking about show quality.
     

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