What is your thoughts about my Silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jarcoo0153, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my silkie rooster,pics aren't that great. I was just wondering if there was any posibillity of a show bird!?

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    This is the same bird in the pics, as you can tell, he had been in the dust bath in one!
     
  2. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably not, looks pet quality to me. However, my silkies aren't that great either and I still take them to local shows just for fun! So maybe you could do that also.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    how old is he? He really needs a fuller crest.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Make sure he has 5 toes, that his comb isn't red or too close to red in color, that his skin is really dark. . . Past that, he's pretty young to judge, but certainly looks hatchery quality. His crest needs to be much bigger, for starters.
     
  5. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is five and a half months old.
    He is starting to get spikes in his crest does that mean it is filling in?
     
  6. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:My thoughts exactly. He's still growing out, but he looks very hatchery-ish. There's a tough competition with Silkies; best turn to a reputable breeder if you'd like to show.
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is young he will fill in more as he grows but he does not look show quality.
     
  8. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red comb, huge wattles, small crest, too long through the legs, lacking in both the crest and cushion, sparse foot feathering, not round enough through the chest.... definitely pet quality.
     

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