Bearded or not?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by arialp, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. arialp

    arialp Chirping

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    I was wondering if my 6 week old Silkies are bearded or not... Thanks!
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  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Not a silkie expert, but I would say yes. they look like they have beards to me. ether way they are adorable. [​IMG]
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    They don't look bearded to me.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I don't think that they're bearded, either.
     
  5. arialp

    arialp Chirping

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    I have people saying yes some no ugh :(
     
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    As I said, I'm not a Silkie expert, so I could be wrong. I'm used to looking at Easter eggers, and D'uccles.[​IMG]
     
  7. arialp

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    It's probably too early too tell anyway. Thanks for your input! [​IMG]
     
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Well, she has some feathers on her chin that looked like my girl here:

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    which is what made me think she has a beard....[​IMG]
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    I think they are bearded, given the cheek feathering and lack of wattles. My young Faverolles go through a period around that age when they look beardless. Non bearded silkies are clean faced and have more wattle showing (pullets included).
     
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  10. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    This. Silkies that aren't bearded have no feathering under their chin. This is a non bearded silkie:

    http://cdn.strombergschickens.com/images/uploads/LIV-BTM-White-Silkie-F-MED.jpg

    Note the total lack of feathering on the face.
     

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