Silkies. :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by elizabethbinary, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I've searched but I can't find it - is there any guide on what traits exactly make a show-quality silkie?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Well, you can start by looking at the breed standard. To be show quality, a bird must meet that standard in every way. Additionally, it must meet the standard for its variety.

    General traits of silkies include silkied feathers, 5 toes per foot, walnut comb, slate to black skin, a crest, foot feathering. Additionally, type needs to be excellent, wings should be held high (horizontal). The tail needs to be well rounded, as does the breast. No duckfoot or vulture hocks, Preferably no horns on comb. Lots more in the standard...
     
  3. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Sorry for the late reply - I just wanted to thank you! I used the standard guide to check the silkies I was gonna buy who apparently have two show parents... but they were SO cheap I was wary.

    I checked them over and had another person or ten look at them and YEP fine specimens indeed!! My mother in law is going to show them for sure - she thinks they can win!

    Thanks for all the tips on what to look for, helped me get two gorgeous gorgeous perfect silkie hens for $30! :3
     
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    post some pics [​IMG] what color did you get ?
     
  5. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes pictures please can`t get enough of silkies
     
  6. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Just white! I'll get the photos soon. They were a gift for my mother in law so now I'm her favourite! <3
     
  7. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And another CHICKEN ADDICT is born!!!!!

    MMMMUUUUUOOOOOOHHHHHHAHAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH!
     
  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
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  9. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Willis? I don't know of any chicken addiction.... I mean I've had chickens for a whole year now and I barely have....


    Photos! What do you ladies think, did I do okay?? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


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    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011
  10. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    cute [​IMG]
    how old are they ? It is nice to see some non bearded [​IMG]
     

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