what traits are a show quality silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by watersoflethe, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Corona/Mira Loma CA
    i actually know nothing about silkies and is a new silkie owner and completely fell in love with them. i was just wondering out of pure curiousity what traits make a show quality silkie?
    personality i think my babies are cute no matter what quality they are...
    but i see all these silikies on BYC and i think they are all cute...
    so what exactly are the show quality traits?
    please inform a noobie silkie owner [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    the best way is to look at the standard of perfection, it is a book that has all the qualities judges look for. but here is a partial list of things too look for when shopping. dark small mulberry colored comb. five well spaced toes. good crest, level tight wings, feet feathered to second toe, vaulted skulls tend to have bigger crests. we just started showing in apa show so I am sure someone else can expand on this list. this is one of our roos
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    5 toes per foot;
    slate to black skin
    turquoise earlobes
    mulberry to black walnut comb--smooth surface and no spikes preferred
    "moderate" crest; unfortunately, there is no specified definition of moderate
    well-feathered feet
    wings held horizontally
    as much silkie feathering in the primaries and tail feathers as possible
    black eyes (dark brown okay)
    nice full beard or complete lack of beard, not in between
  4. Can someone post pics of well spaced toes? The toes on mine all look differently spaced [​IMG]

  5. [​IMG] Day old chick toes.
  6. Awesome! Thanks so much!
  7. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Corona/Mira Loma CA
    wow muddyhorse that's a CUTE roo

    thanks for all the info people [​IMG]
  8. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    thanks [​IMG] I got him from RooptyDoo on here she sells eggs sometimes and has incredible birds.
  9. joselleceline

    joselleceline In the Brooder

    I was wondering about this question, too. One of my partridge silkies, Big Lola, seems to be a lot bigger and fluffier than the others and she's only 4 months old. I wonder if size is a plus or a minus or neutral in the show world?[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012
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