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#1 2014-05-24 17:53:14

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Yes, another question ...

Just curious how the combs are going this year for you Guys? Are you happy with them? Are you finding too many points or sprigs? Also wondering how many points 'we' decided on when working towards a standard? I have one lovely cockerel that my silkie hatched out back in December and I think he is bang on but I need some opinions on him already  :group talking:  its a busy time for us all but I will take/post pictures of him today and if you have a moment would appreciate any comments. Be ruthless as I want to show my pick for this year and I do have other up and comings in the grow out pen.


XOX  Monika

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#2 2014-05-24 22:34:54

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
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Re: Yes, another question ...

Ok so here is the potential keeper, hatched on Dec 12th, so 5ish months old and has been crowing for a few weeks. This is a cropped headshot to get opinions on his comb, (the size and number of points) as well as his face, wattles, beak and whatever else  you see.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/Mobile%20Uploads/20140524_140605-1-1_zps052b5e2f.jpg


I am not sure why the next two pictures are so big, photoshop and I do not get along!  A rearend shot to get an idea of his width and then a blurry sidesot to see the color and pattern developing.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/Mobile%20Uploads/20140524_140322_zps532273f5.jpg


http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/Mobile%20Uploads/20140524_140230_zps559fd8cc.jpg

XOX Monika

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#3 2014-05-25 01:29:55

gubi
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From: Walton
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 1344
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Re: Yes, another question ...

He looks like he has potential, I personally prefer a smaller combed rooster because of our winters here but that's just me! Is his beak white or yellow? 
This is a head shot of my breeding rooster this year.
http://s29.postimg.org/c9y3d7b47/cowschicken_163_1024x768.jpg


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#4 2014-05-25 01:38:15

debbiej
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Registered: 2011-08-26
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Re: Yes, another question ...

Gubi your roo has a nice head, good color,nice shape & color on the beak , but his comb is a bit larger than Monika's roo, so which comb size is preferable?

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#5 2014-05-25 01:54:23

gubi
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Re: Yes, another question ...

I'm no expert I just know what I like.  My rooster is 1 year old and Monika's is 5 months old and his comb will get bigger as he fully matures.  What worries me in regards to frost bite on Monika's cockerel is the tall skinny points. 
This is the sire of that rooster at approximately the same age as monika's cockerel.
https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/t1.0-9/576254_10151066744846227_1420607114_n.jpg

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Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#6 2014-05-25 02:25:59

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: Yes, another question ...

Monika I am on my iPhone so a bit hard to see but your boys comb to me looks pretty good but thinner points and comb base than I would prefer. Also he has the little bumps on the back of his comb that are not desirable but not a problem as of yet. As for comb points, survey was a tie between 6 and 7 points so a final decision still needs to be made.

Your boys face is very pale as is his beak but his legs are yellow although perhaps the light straw yellow instead of the preferred bright yellow. I have lots like that and am slowly selecting against it.

His wattles look good.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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