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Is this a bearded silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fairsing farm, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. fairsing farm

    fairsing farm In the Brooder

    Hi all,

    I found this local add, selling 2 silkies he raised from eggs he purchased. He doesnt know the sex's and what bearded is. I dont know much about the breed but even I know what bearded is lol. He said the chicks are 6 weeks old can anyone guess for me if they are bearded or not? And when or if you can tell if it is hen or roo? (I am looking for hens only)


    I am prefer a silkie of good stock as I just love the look of the higher quality stock but just curious as these chicks are fairly local to me.


  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    It is either non-bearded or partially bearded, and will have a LITTLE bit of beard feathers. Definitely not what I would call bearded. Cute, though :)
  3. fairsing farm

    fairsing farm In the Brooder

    Thanks Flock mistress (love the name btw!)

    I was affraid of that, I really want very WELL bearded Silkie's. Would like to get a sikie that is conformationaly correct. Thought it would be fun to have the option to show :)

    Still having difficulty finding a breeder that can ship to me here in Canada....

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