SQ silkie or not ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken truck, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. chicken truck

    chicken truck Out Of The Brooder

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    I Hope this is the right section to post this. Hey all. We have never been in any shows but are interested in showing silkies as they are our favorite. we have looked over the breed standard but are still unsure about some things. if you dont mind your opinion please if SQ potential or not.

    White Silkie pullet
    age 3 months

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  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    my gosh she is really beautiful. I don't know much, just to tell you to look for 5 toes on each foot and that the face skin is black not red.
     
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I would give it some more time and let the crest and tail fill in, so that the quality can be better judged. How is the toe spacing.

    She/he looks pretty good to me so far.
    But, I am no expert.
     
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a show potential, but if you are not sure I would breed for a show potential.
     
  5. chicken truck

    chicken truck Out Of The Brooder

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    she does have 5 toes and the spacing looks even from toe to toe and both feet are a mirror image of the other foot. feet are also feathered pretty hevilyand even.
     
  6. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three months is hard to tell but it's a cutie!!
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  8. chicken truck

    chicken truck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your input. maybe I can start showing soon. Cant wait...lol
     

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