Show Quality?

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

  1. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chirping

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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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    Last edited: Aug 17, 2014
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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

    PoultryQueen101 Songster

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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 Crowing

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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 Crowing

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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 Songster

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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 Chirping

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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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