Which Silkie rooster should I keep?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kycowgirlchick, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. kycowgirlchick

    kycowgirlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is my partridge Silkie roosters. I need to thin them down to 1. I have 2 hens that stay in the house due to so many roos. I dont know enough so please help me decide which one to keep.
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    #1 or #4 is the one I am thinking of keeping. And I may even keep 2 just in case of a death.
     
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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1, 2, 3 from those pics (assuming all other traits are there).
     
  3. kycowgirlchick

    kycowgirlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    What traits should I be looking for??
     
  4. kycowgirlchick

    kycowgirlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are my girls.
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  5. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would keep #4 or #5 on account of comb color. That's often one of the biggest issues with Silkies is incorrect comb color, and the first three have BRIGHT red combs, which is bad. I like the buff lady in the background of #5
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I would say #5 for sure--my partridge silkie has a very dark black comb--the red was a little scary..no offense still beautiful though-I never saw one with a red comb-yes Im a newbie
     
  7. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:black skin, 5 toes, etc... Some people prefer colours in their selection, some (like me) rather have type.
     
  8. kycowgirlchick

    kycowgirlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for all the info. I am new at this. I dont show and dont plan on it. But if I am raising and selling I want to keep the best. I just have to learn what the best is.
    Is there a place/site to learn what exactly to look for in each breed?
     
  9. HatTrickSilkies

    HatTrickSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 or #2. The wings on the rest of them are bad. I'd take a large comb over bad wings any day, it's much easier to work out.

    #1 and #2 also have better type.

    Best of Luck,

    ~ Nikki
     
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I like that #4 and # 5 boy...I am not an experienced show person so I am just going on looks and personal preference...I like the body and comb best on them
     
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