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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cream puff, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Silkie experts,


    I had posted this in a different section and got no responce, since this might be a breed standard thing I thought I'd try here.
    I need to know what it means when my silkie, whose face was originally blue, is turning red. When I was buying a silkie at a poultry swap a breeder told me when I'm choosing a silkie to make sure their faces are blue "look for any redness" she said, but we didn't have time for me to ask her why. So can anyone tell me? I just want to rule out sickness.

    Thanks!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Can you post a pic of the bird in question?
    I doubt she was referring to illness, more like males.
     
  3. Old Rando

    Old Rando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies should have blue/black skin and flesh all over including the face. Some males in particular have a tendency to develop red in their faces. This is unacceptable for showing purposes and should also be avoided as a breeding choice. Health has nothing to do with it.
     
  4. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my silkies is clearly male and has the red in his face. The silkie that I am concerned about is definately female. I'll post pictures as soon as I can.
     

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