SQ silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by miss heny, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    how do you know if your silkie is SQ or not?
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    You buy a copy of The Standard of Perfection, and you see how well your bird meets the description of the Silky in the SOP
     
  3. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  4. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

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    Some people, like me, learns best by pictures. So you look at websites that have pictures of show-winning birds, compare them to the S.O.P. and then to your birds. Breeding has a lot to do with it. Hatchery birds will almost most definitely NOT meet the standard. But sometimes the worst defect makes them the most loveable....
     
  5. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay so heres a question, how do you tell if a chick will be show quality when older?
     
  6. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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    Quote:You can't. One must wait it out. They have to grow and fill out simply to see it they conform to shape and size requirements...and that's just the beginning.
     
  7. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
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    Quote:You can't. One must wait it out. They have to grow and fill out simply to see it they conform to shape and size requirements...and that's just the beginning.

    UGH! Silkies really do teach you patients..
     
  8. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    Quote:You can't. One must wait it out. They have to grow and fill out simply to see it they conform to shape and size requirements...and that's just the beginning.

    UGH! Silkies really do teach you patients..

    ya [​IMG] she is about 5 months old, no eggs (or crows! we would know since she is right in th back yard fence area)
     

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