Very new to Silkies but I'm not one of those who doesn't know how to use Google first. I am finding very conflicting information on what is correct for the standard. I'm taking my two to the fair just for the experience of showing and hoping to learn from people that really know the breed. On one hand I read that an un-groomed bird will be DQ'd and that eyes should be unobstructed. Then I see show birds should be plucked not trimmed and then I see a post from a guy that says either one is cheating. I don't expect any ribbons but I'd sure prefer not to expose my Foxy and Phoebe to ridicule by the other mean girls! Who has the final say in the standard and is "Grooming" limited to nails and beak?