Silkie thread!

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

  1. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Boy :)
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    At 13 months I'd say a girl :)
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  7. littlecritters

    littlecritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out this excellent article with photos written by Nikki Stetson of Hat Trck Silkies---> http://www.hattricksilkies.net/articles_vaulted_skull.html
     
  8. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I no expert but I think your pretty little partridge is too young to evaluate though I don't see any obvious problems. Someone on the partridge thread might give you an idea of sex. :)
     
  9. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for your huge compliment! :)
     
  10. littlecritters

    littlecritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Being new to all this, I recently joined the American Silkie Breeders Club and am trying to read everything I can get my hands on. In regard to the above post, I understand the concern of purchasing birds that appear to meet standards but may carry genes with "hidden" problems such as split wings. Would some of this concen be mitigated by utilizing a pedigree approach to breeding, where parentage of individual birds is tracked? Wouldn't this allow a breeder to be more educated about new stock where they can easily see 4-5 generations of parentage? Tina
     

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