silkie necks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by muddyhorse, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    what is the correct length for a silkie neck. many I see look like giraffes. others seem very short. Is there a correct porportion. is the standard for these posted online some where? I am hoping to get the standard of perfection for christmas [​IMG]
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The American Standard of Perfection calls for the silkies neck to be:
    Short, gracefully arched, with very full hackle flowing well over shoulders.

    You can find a copy of the standard here
    The only thing I didn't see on there is a list of the recognized colors..
    white, black, partridge, buff and gray (as of 2001 in the ASOP)

    Chris
     
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  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Splash, also--it is listed somewhere in the back as the variety was formally recognised after most of that edition was already press-ready.

    All seven recognised varieties are recognised for both bearded and non-bearded.
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    thanks for sharing that . . . big help to us newbies!!!
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Blue is also recognized.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Goodness, how did I miss that? Good catch LilPeeps [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I see the blue now.. They have it as;
    Blue and Partridge..

    Chris
     

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