Silkie rooster/hen type

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe17, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    I have always seen pictures of some peoples silkie that are so typey that their heads and tails nearly touch. Some of the males have chests that are so puffed out it's crazy! Is that desirable? It seems a little extreme.
  2. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes, if you are looking to have show quality silkies, its what the breed standard calls for. - they are supposed to have a heart shape body type when posing. the rooster have a more upright carriage than the hens do. Also the larger and poofier the crest and fluffy the tail - the better.

    you want to see extreme? check out the seramas, they are some crazy chest puffers. [​IMG]

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