Bearded & Non-bearded silkie question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Litewings, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Litewings

    Litewings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone please show me a picture of a bearded and Non-bearded silkie chicken together? I'd like to know that I can tell the difference. Also, if you can, show the difference in a silkie rooster and hen.

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  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    FROM FEATHERSITE

    A non-bearded hen:
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    A bearded hen:
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    A bearded hen and rooster:

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  3. Litewings

    Litewings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you herechickchick

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    What a bird. Everyone should have a fuzzy chicken.

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  4. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know what happens if you breed a VERY bearded rooster with a not so bearded hen?

    Here is the roo in question.

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    Here is my hen.

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  5. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could get a non bearded, but will definately get bearded with tiny beards. Will be hard to tell that they are bearded, but will be. You would have to breed back to bearded a few generations to get nice beards again.
     
  6. chics n more

    chics n more Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't know for sure but if you send eggs I will surely hatch them out and let you know! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Justuschicks

    Justuschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hehe, I will sell you some. My girls are popping them out like crazy!!!!! I also have a very bearded white hen in that pen as well as a blue show girl.

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  8. chics n more

    chics n more Out Of The Brooder

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    Just said to DH..."DD wants to know when we can hatch some more silkies...since we only got 2 from our first hatch" hmp he says "you can hatch all you want to but.." and I tuned him out. Have to get back to work now!
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