Silkie Roo- Good quality? Opinions please*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Funky Feathers, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Here is a Buff Silkie Roo I am selling, just want to know how good he is. He is 4-5 months old. Opinions, please:

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    He was purposely bending his toes on the left.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2009
  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's gorgeous! I hope my boys turnout to be like him! I'm showing Apricot in November and I'm excited to see how well she does!
     
  3. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like him. His comb has good shape just a little to red for me. Nice toes and feet feathering. Id say BQ or SQ potential. Hes still young and will fill out and his plumage should get better as well. [​IMG] Nice ROO
     
  4. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    He looks nice but you really cannot tell much from the photos. His comb is too red. He appears to have little black(blue) in his tail which is a plus but his undercolor appears to be too light, almost white which is not desirable and what I have noticed has become an epidemic in the buff silkies around this country, due to continuous striving toward the "clear" buff.
    IMO, a clear buff is not worth a darn if the undercolor is almost white. Your just accepting one fault in exchange for another. I recently got a nice buff roo and purposly asked for a bird with black in the tail as he is considerably darker than some of the hens I have (The light undercoat ones)
    I am hoping he will balance out any chicks next year.
     
  5. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Thanks Smoky, that's why I am selling out of Buffs. Buff is just too hard to get right. I don't know how anyone can get a perfect clear Buff w/dark skin, combs & wattles. There are so many things you have to watch out for with them. I am going to get into something a little easier- Cochins (bantams)! [​IMG]
     

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