Does anyone have a picture of a non-bearded silkie chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4chickns, May 18, 2010.

  1. 4chickns

    4chickns Songster

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    I am thinking of buying a few more silkie chicks and I want them to be bearded, but I'm not sure what the difference is when they are babies. We raised some bearded silkies, so I know what they look like, but I don't know what the non-bearded look like. [​IMG] Can you easily tell when they are babies? The ones I am looking at are about 1 week old, so if anyone has a picture of a non-bearded silkie chick at about that age that would be great! They look bearded to me, but I don't know for sure.
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  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

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    the chicks can be bearded, or non bearded OR a cross between bearded and non bearded, which gives a small beard. non bearded are pretty obvious but the half bearded are hard to tell at that age. just pick the best toes, skin color, crests and hope for the best with the beards. do they have the parents you can look at ?
     

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