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silkie showing

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by chickensrme, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. chickensrme

    chickensrme In the Brooder

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    Jun 3, 2007
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    what is the standard for a show silkie what is the requirements
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I don't know off hand, but I'm sure you can find it by google searching showing silkies and looking at the APA site for the silkie breed. I believe they define it all there. American vs European standards are different though so keep an eye out on where the site comes from.
     
  3. ninny

    ninny Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    you should look at the breed website.
     
  4. M.J

    M.J Songster

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    it is slightly diffrent for the coloring of the breed if you tell me the plumage color of your bird i'll try and look it up for you
     
  5. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
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    Toes are pretty important. They should look like the one pictured above. Most of mine that I'm selling (pet quality only!!) have the fourth toe attached to the 5th rather then the foot its self. They aren't hatchery birds, they were just bred by someone who didn't care about quality. A lot of people overlook the feet when buying a Silkie, my advise, don't!! Pay for good quality birds and you won't be like me, selling out everything and re-buying better birds. IMO it's better to spend the money on an adult or juvenile that you know looks good the risk it on eggs or chicks....even though I'll be getting some blue babies in a few weeks.
     

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