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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:22 am 
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I bought this roostes as ashow quality hen. As a youngster he had a big crest that completely covered his eyes and she turned to be him. He is a bit larger then my other rooster.
What the silkie experts think about this gentlemen.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:13 pm 
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No expert but he seems to have good centre toe feathers, a soft tail devoid of to many hard feathers, nice forward crest, will be interested in what more experienced say on him.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:41 am 
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He looks to have good black eyes, and nice dark wattles and comb. His comb also looks a good shape.
Does the Comb have horns at the back of it?
Because he is young his shape is not really able to be assessed properly yet.
To me his legs look a bit long, but that might be because he is just young as well.
Roosters can change a lot and need to be at least 8 months old to get a reasonable idea of type.
Do you have Grey girls to mate him with?
In saying all that he looks quite promising so far. :-)
ETA I'm not an expert .

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:15 pm 
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Yesterday I bought 3 white hens. They look nice and healthy . Two of them have pure black comb and one has slightly i would say purplish! Is this sign of rose comb cross. I will attach some photos, please coment!! Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:50 pm 
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Could be the mulberry colour comb, still acceptable. They can range from black to dark mulberry.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:04 pm 
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Agree with Mycoola. Mulberry is in the Standards, and the colour in the photo looks Mulberry.
How old is the bird though? If she is young the colour may lighten yet.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:04 am 
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I've been told they are 6 monts old, they are lying eggs,if this helps..
I have some silkies about the same age and no a single egg yet.
They might be older. I didn't know there is a mulberry comb variety.
I always learn something new!!


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