Silkie Standard of Perfection

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by E.M. Silkies, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I'm sure this is on here somewhere but I'm going to put it out there anyways....
    Can anyone and everyone throw in what they know about the Silkie Standard of Perfection. I have not bought the ABA/APA book yet so I'd love to hear from everyone here. Thanks!
     
  2. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are copyrighted documents..... You probably need to buy a copy of each. You cannot just legally copy off a page of it and post it on the web. If you have any specific questions regarding the standard, some of us may be able to help.
     
  3. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just about to post that very question. So I'll ask- does anyone want to post a pic of the "IDEAL" Silkie, and tell us WHY it is ideal? How does that Silkie meet the SOP?
     
  4. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I didn't mean for people to copy from the book...woops! I just want people to give their input on:
    toe separation--how do you know it's correct?
    beak shape-is there a wrong shape?
    tail and wing feathers--are there supposed to be any hard feathers?
    wattle size--i think my silkies' are too big(roos anyways) how do you know if the wattles are too big?
     
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  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The American Silkie Bantam Club has permission to use it on their website here.

    OOPS! you beat me to it!
     
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  7. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone got pics of perfect Silkies?
     
  8. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is "Bubba" the 2008 Reserve National Champion bred by Deb Steinburg, I now own him!
    I have yet to find not one defect nor disqualification on this bird!

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  9. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He is GORGEOUS!!!!! Congrats on the purchase!!!
     
  10. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I by no means say my birds are "perfect" but, these are as close as I can get!

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