Ok I am need some help. I am hoping to start creating a SQ silkie flock. I have been watching , reading, paying attention to auctions all in hopes of learning what a good silkie looks like. Here is what I have noticed, if I understand the standard correctly. roosters: most have to much red in their comb (the standard say mulberry I believe which if you go by the fruit is like a purple black) Walnut combs that balance correctly over the beak are not common. It is my understanding that the split of the 2 halves of the walnut should be centered on the beak. Many have tail feather , not Silkie feathers. Wings- To many regurlar feathers. Creat and beard to small or irregular. Hens Many have tail feather , not Silkie feathers. Wings- To many regurlar feathers. Creat and beard to small or irregular. What I am not clear at all on is body style. Some seem short and wide, with a med. size neck, then I have seen others the size of a small standard with a regular neck and width like a leghorn. Am I being to critical, or is my assement pretty much on the mark. Also, the selling of non APA approved colors, seems to be common place.