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Which Silkie rooster should I keep?

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

  1. 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.
    The gang
    #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 Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    1, 2, 3 from those pics (assuming all other traits are there).
  3. What traits should I be looking for??
  4. Here are my girls.
  5. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Songster

    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

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    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 Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    Quote:black skin, 5 toes, etc... Some people prefer colours in their selection, some (like me) rather have type.

  8. 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 Songster

    Jul 6, 2007
    Eastern PA
    #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

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    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
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009

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