What quality are my White Silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickieBooBoo, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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  2. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    From the picture the wings look real good and your roosters comb is nice and dark. The comb could be a lot smaller. They look clean to be in all that dirt. How do you do that?
     
  3. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    The crests are somewhat small, male has too many hard feathers in the tail, and he has horns on the comb. That said, the wings look ok from pics and they look quite healthy.
     
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  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen #1 has a long back. Hen #2 looks very nice.
     
  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:I clean their tractor out often and move it to new grass all the time, so they are never in mud. It just happened that they tractor I move to move the chicken tractors broke down so it got a bit dirtier then usual.
     
  6. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    IMO, I would say they are pet quality, as they are not something I personally would breed from. The hens are too small crested and the wings are lazy, but the roosters wings are great but his comb is too big and his tail is too hard. In general there is also too much air visible between the legs for them to be showbirds, but, if they are your pets, then they are excellent.[​IMG]
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:thanks for the opinion
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Cute silkies!!!

    (I'm no silkie breeder- but I have some!)
     

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