Black Silkie Standard of Perfection

BLACK SILKIE STANDARD OF PERFECTION

From The American Standard of Perfection 2010
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NON-BEARDED BLACK SILKIE BANTAMS

Color – Male and Female

PLUMAGE: Surface – lustrous greenish black    Undercolor – dull black

COMB, FACE, AND WATTLES: Deep mulberry, approaching black.

BEAK: Leaden Blue.

EYES: Black.

EARLOBES: Light blue turquoise

SHANKS AND TOES: Leaden Blue

SKIN: Dark Blue

 

BEARDED BLACK SILKIES

Color – Male and Female

PLUMAGE: Surface – lustrous greenish black    Undercolor – dull black

COMB, FACE, AND WATTLES: Deep mulberry, approaching black. Very small, natural absence preferred.

BEARD: Thick, full, extending back of eyes and projecting from sides of face.

BEAK: Leaden Blue.

EYES: Black.

EARLOBES: Light blue turquoise

SHANKS AND TOES: Leaden Blue