Showable Silkie hen?

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by amymboxer, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chirping

    Mar 19, 2016
    I have a splash silkie from show quality lines. She is about 10 mos old. Would she be a good hen to show? I know nothing about showing them at all. I think she is pretty but I am not sure what exactly I should look for. She has the correct 5 toes. She survived a very bad fowl pox outbreak last fall and my Marek's outbreak (she was vaccinated).
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2017

  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Songster

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    I am not a silkie breeder or fancier but the american standard of perfection 2010 edition for poultry standards (there is a newer book, either 2016 or 2017 but it didnt update anything for silkies I believe only for the new breeds)

    It says for silkies:
    Hen should weight 32 oz (12+ months)
    Pullet should weigh 28 oz (under 12 months)

    For splash silkies:
    Eyes be black- comb, face, wattles be mulberry- Skin a dark blue- beak to be leaden blue to black
    in the plumeage the amount of blue should be lesser on the wings.

    I think shes a beautiful bird <3
  3. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chirping

    Mar 19, 2016
    Thankyou! I think she is! Love these silkies!

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