show vs pet/show girls

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kelliepulido, May 14, 2008.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    What is the difference? I assume it is the same as in showing dogs for conformation.Breeding to the standard etc. And how about show girls do you only get one breeding the nn to a silkie or can you get show girls by breeding 2 show girls together? Thanks Kellie
     
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Show vs. pet showgirls can have many things seperating them. Some of the things that could make a bird pet quality could be as simple as only having 4 toes on one foot, red necks/skin, smaller crest, wrong comb, poor leg feathering, odd tail, color flaws, or some others.
    I am pretty sure it takes around 4 breedings to make them. The silkie gene is recessive so the first generation will be smooth feathered, 5 toes, feathered feet, small crest, maybe beard/muffs. You then keep breeding back to silkies to get better type and the correct silkie feathering. A showgirl is simply a naked necked silkie.
     
  3. greentree

    greentree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of show would you show a showgirl in?

    Nancy
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    You could show a showgirl in any poultry show. It would be entered as an AOV silkie.
     

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