What colours and quality any one?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bowen Mt Chicken, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Bowen Mt Chicken

    Bowen Mt Chicken In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2011
    Bowen Mountain, NSW
    Just wondering if anyone can help with our silkies as to what quality type they are, the black one is from a show breeder, she is having some bad fluff days due to the rain and she went under the pen and got some webs on, then we sprinkled lice powder on her, don't know how to tell quality though, the breeder said she was good, any ideas? and the little grey one we aren't sure of her exact colouring and her quality as we got her from the local pet shop as unsexed, thank goodness she is a girl, the grey one is around 8 months old and the black one is around 6 months old, with the black one one photo is with flash the other without flash.
    Black hen:

    with flash

    The little grey one:



  2. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    black, blue, and the last looks white as far as quilty goes idk that sorry
  3. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    The top two pictures (of the same hen?) are black. The seond one may be a dirty white? or a buff. Silky breeders will come along shortly and be more certain I'm sure.
  4. mama24

    mama24 Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    They're cute! I am not a silkie breeder, but I have seen enough silkies to know your black one appears to be SQ, and your white one, while being much much better quality than most hatchery birds, is not. She's still cute! The flaws I see, btw, are big wattles, off coloring (maybe she's just dirty?), and a yellow/green tinge to her beak and feet. hth!
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Songster

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    Quote:She also has very little sparse feathering. Hard to tell on the 1st one how the leg feathering is.

    Another thing that is looked at in show birds is the 5th toe and the toe spacing.

  6. Intetdreamer

    Intetdreamer In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2011
    The first one is blue, not dark enough to be black, I'm guessing hen but with silkies you can never tell. And it's SQ.

    The second doesn't seem to have enough toes and the leg feathering isn't there. Wattles aren't so much a proble
    since it seems to be non bearded. As for gender...no idea...
  7. Bowen Mt Chicken

    Bowen Mt Chicken In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2011
    Bowen Mountain, NSW
    Thank you, the Blue/Black hen has five toes with feathering facing outward, she has more than feathering on her feet than the grey one. Thank you, my 11 year old son wants to show the dark one at the local show in MAy next year, he has to learn how to clean and prepare her first though, there is an expo this weekend at our local showground for small farms and there is a teaching session on cleaning chickens and preparing them for shows, hopefully we can take him there and see. [​IMG]

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