Showgirls...never even knew!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by de kippendame, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. de kippendame

    de kippendame In the Brooder

    May 26, 2011
    South Central IA
    Went to a flea market this weekend and learned something new! I'm pretty new to chickens anyways, but there were little Turkens with crests and feathered feet so I figured they were a mix of Silkies(he had Silkies right next to them) and Turkens. Woohoo! I was right![​IMG] After talking with the guy I learned they are called Showgirls! My 5 year old wants a Turken, personally, I think they are ugly(sorry)[​IMG], but these Showgirls were definitly a conversation starter! I refrained from getting any chickies, but after seeing the pretty Blue Silkies he had, my hubby says the next time we order, we have to get some of those! They were so cute and cuddly looking! I wasn't planning on getting any chickens that are "just for pretties", but this new chicken addiction is constantly changing my plans![​IMG]

    He said that they don't all hatch out the same and his had feathers and not the fuzzies like Silkies, what is the "standard" look a Showgirl is supposed to have? Are they just for hobbiests or can they be shown??

  2. Debbi

    Debbi Crowing

    May 2, 2010
  3. Whiskey Bay

    Whiskey Bay Songster

    They are supposed to be identical to silkies,except for the naked neck.Dark skin,5 toes,mulberry comb blueish earlobes,tons of fuzz.The only reason for the turkens use was the NN gene addition to the silkie.But like everything project you have to work toward perfection.
    Works in progress....
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