Hello i am breeding my silkies for better quality and i wanted to know more about what to look for like toe spacing, vaulted skulls, and top knots. does anybody have any info i want to know or helpful tips thanks
I'm going to be showing one of our silkies and I wonder the same thing. I have a few birds with toes in odd places but they still have five toes so I'm wondering what is "normal" for toes too...thanks for asking this
Toe placement and spacing is not of much concern in comparison with the rest of the bird. Here's a quote from the standard regarding toe placement: Toes: five, the three front straight, well and evenly spread, the hind toe double, the normal toe in natural position and the extra toe placed above, starting from close to the other toe, but well formed, longer than the other toes and curving upwards and backwards; the outer and middle toe well feathered.
well i have splash blues and blacks but some are from hatcheries and today i picked up 8 from judy sharp
i dont know what to look for to improve my flock when im breeding them and i have heard of people breeding cochins in to improve type or some thin and when i hatch silkies i dont know how to seperate the show quality from the pet or breeder and what makes them soo good how can i improve my flock
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