silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bobd, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. bobd

    bobd Out Of The Brooder

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    May 18, 2010
    hattiesburg ,Mississippi
    I was wondering how to keep a white silkie white so she can be shown
     
  2. CheshieChick13

    CheshieChick13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I personally bathe my splashes in dog whitening shampoo. It's usually lavender to purple in color, you can even get it a Walmart. I dilute the shampoo with some water before I apply it and put some in the basin I am bathing them in. It really brightens the white and gets rid of most the dirt stains. I have read that some people simply keep their show birds in cages to keep them away from the dirt.

    ~Steph
     
  3. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Don't feed them purina, I have read that it has marigold in it and can turn them a yellowish color.
     
  4. CheshieChick13

    CheshieChick13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Really!!! [​IMG]
    That's good to know!
    We feed Dumor.
     
  5. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    If your bird likes to face drink then hit the feeder for a quick bite then you'll have to change the type of waterer for that bird. Keep it out of the sun.

    If its not the day before a show and your bird wants to take a mud bath, let it. The results are absolutely amazing.
     
  6. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    Quote:I wouldnt be feeding Dumor either!!!
    It has a vitamin defency and can cause your birds to be deathly ill!!!

    You can feed Purina Gamebird it doesnt have maragold just Layena and flock raiser!


    Ok heres how to keep white
    keep 100% out of sun!!!
    keep on 1x1 inch wire bottom cages for older birds and 1X1/2inch wire bottom for younger!
    feed a feed that is low in corn, corn turns yellow faster then anything!
    use a strong whitening shampoo never use a dark blu/purple this will be very hard to wash out and judge will disqualify you for faking!
    basically thats it I dont do much more then that!
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2010
  7. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    adding wheat to feed helps improve feather quality on any bird.
     
  8. CheshieChick13

    CheshieChick13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I wouldnt be feeding Dumor either!!!
    It has a vitamin defency and can cause your birds to be deathly ill!!!

    You can feed Purina Gamebird it doesnt have maragold just Layena and flock raiser!

    Very good to know! I take it that its okay for layers?
    Stupid TSC has limited selection around here, so I will probably have to order it.

    Thanks!
    ~Steph
     

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