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 Post subject: New Buff Silkie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:43 pm 
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This is my new boy. I got him off freecycle so you can't beat the price! What do you think of him? He is a keeper whatever his faults as long as he is nice to the girls, but I'd like to know his good and bad points. He is about 3 months old I was told but I'd have though he was a bit older. Personally I'd prefer his comb to be darker, but it isn't bright red.

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 Post subject: Re: New Buff Silkie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:31 pm 
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Ok, I only silkies as pets but for me: comb colour isn't great, could have better foot & leg feathering, flight feather isn't shredded enough, comb looks minimal (one dose of gene), on the up side: I like the colour and his eye looks good. Size is hard to judge without something to compare to, but definately looks way too developed for 3 months - I would be going more like 8 - 12 months even based on the feet and other boy bits. . .

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 Post subject: Re: New Buff Silkie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:36 pm 
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Many thanks for your comments, Beth. I agree with you on the comb colour and hard feathers. I saw his mother and she had many more hard feathers than him, so he hasn't done too badly. He seems a really sweet boy temperament wise (so far!) and I love his colour. I really mourned when my Patrick died (similare bright colour). The silkie pen has look quite dull since then :lol:

Does anyone know if his colouring is good or not?

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 Post subject: Re: New Buff Silkie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:45 pm 
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he has large spurs, so could well be a year old.


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 Post subject: Re: New Buff Silkie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:20 pm 
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youri you are mixing up his fifth toe for spurs lol
his spur is just above that fifth toe and is very small.

he has a good bright colouring, and while his comb is not that dark, its not too bad a colour for a buff bird.

as to his age, it is hard to tell. he certainly does look bigger than 3 months, but it would be good to tell this if there were a can or something in there to compare his size too.

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 Post subject: Re: New Buff Silkie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:32 pm 
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caladenia wrote:
youri you are mixing up his fifth toe for spurs lol
his spur is just above that fifth toe and is very small.

he has a good bright colouring, and while his comb is not that dark, its not too bad a colour for a buff bird.

as to his age, it is hard to tell. he certainly does look bigger than 3 months, but it would be good to tell this if there were a can or something in there to compare his size too.

oops sorry, forgot silkies had 5 toes :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: New Buff Silkie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:29 pm 
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:biggrin: Easy mistake, Youri. He doesn't really have spurs yet - just slightly swollen spur buds. He is definitely young, but I think older than 3 months. He actually came out of the A-frame house today and ate some whet while I was watching. He was too scared yesterday, so calming down.

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 Post subject: Re: New Buff Silkie
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I think he looks pretty good, young bird, I think you might find an improvement in the colour of his comb when he matures.

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 Post subject: Re: New Buff Silkie
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That would be great if it did darken a bit! Fingers crossed (but not hoping too much :lol: )

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Hes a very handsome fella Nelly :) I love that colour in Silkies.

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