I was wondering do all silkies get the full fluff on their heads at some point or only some. Ive seen pics of silkies without the poof. Is it because they didnt grow it yet? also can someone post pics of the right toe placement, thanks.
Some of the Silkies from Hatchery stock have very little or no crest. Most backyard breeders are breeding for a nice full crest. Sorry I don't have any picture of good toe separation. But there should be a distince space along the leg for each toe. They should not be webbed at all or look like two toes stuck together. The outside toe should look like it goes upward a bit.
Jaynie, only one photo shows--looks like the codes are in the wrong place.
You can see vaulted skulls at hatching; crests take time. I have seen crests that are pretty scraggley when they start to grow in become quite full, and I have seen others that remain scraggley forever. I have buff boys who are late December hatches. Two months ago I was ready to give both away as PQ. They still have comb colour issues, but the scraggley crests of two months ago are now looking VERY nice. Their bodies are filling out.
By the same token I also have boys that have full crests at 3 months of age. You don't always know how they will progress.