Silkie thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    A couple of my teen pullets

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    A very handsome and colorful Parti Boy
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    Couldn't forget my handsome Sherbert
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  2. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone - and Whittni and Scared - beautiful partris!
    I will be looking for a partri roo soon...hint, hint!
     
  3. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should say, obviously my main thing is white BUT I think I am going to have to build another pen for partridge
    as I really like them too. I have two lovely young pullets from Bobbi Porto. Also, I wish I had room for more because
    I LOVE this splash pullet but what am I going to do with her??!!

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    I mean, is there any other way? Do breeders with all the colors have that many pens?
    I was wondering if I could keep my white and partridge together somehow? I guess I will just separate
    the pen - divide it - and just build another coop.
     
  4. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he is Splash, he looks very much like my splash rooster in this pic
     
  5. Lady Chickadee

    Lady Chickadee Rocky Top Silkies

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    I showed some silkies today (in the junior show) and my blue pullet didn't do as well as she did at the last show(this was my second time showing). She didn't get anything at this show but got best of breed at the last show. I understand that judges are different and some like things better than others.The judge said that I might have over cleaned her but at the last show she got best of breed and I bathed her 3 times, this show she was bathed 2 times(any bathing tips)? Also he said that her crest isn't big enough(pictures below of her crest) and she didn't have enough feathers on her feet(which I agree with). Anyways the judge said that the white silkie cockerels I showed were just average and weren't any good.I was thinking maybe I just didn't clean them good enough and they weren't white enough?? I'm selling one of the white cockerels because I have to many cockerels. I was just wondering if this cockerel is any good(In my opinion hes one of the best silkies I have)?He did get reserve variety out of three birds, one of the birds was my other silkie cockerel(who didn't get anything).The one that got best variety was a white silkie hen(not mine).
    Sorry I don't have any good pictures of him when he was all clean, besides the picture of him at the show.

    Him at the show:
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    His feet(not the best picture, he wouldn't stop moving):
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    Pictures of the blue hen from a while back ago:

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  6. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! I thought they both looked really, really nice - especially the blue pullet. [​IMG]
     
  7. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're developing such a great flock, Jessy!!! I bet you are really excited about them!
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I luuvv Sherbert!
     
  9. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful girl! You need more pens!! Don't we all!!
     
  10. GoldBarRanch

    GoldBarRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was feeling the empty nest feeling as well, So I went out and crawled into the nersury and sat right in the middle of all the babies. Ive been doing this every day since they went outside and now when I get in there with them they just crawl all over me like im not even there and i pat them as they walk by. now when i touch them they dont run away [​IMG]
     

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