Need pictures of Silkies...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chirpy, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Ok, so I fell in love with this little Silkie Roo that I got. I'm so disappointed that I can't keep him but my girls are just beating up on him.

    I am going to get some silkies this year but am trying to find some good pictures that show the difference between bearded and non-bearded silkies.

    If some of you silkie owners could give me some pictures labeling them bearded or non-bearded so I can compare I would really appreciate it. Thanks much.

    And, if anyone can give pros and cons for each type I'd appreciate that also.
  2. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    Hey Chirpy, we're you able to find a home for your lil roo?
  3. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have 3 male silkies that need homes as well, mine are not bearded. They are 20 weeks old. I hope you are able to find a home for your boy. I have had no luck yet

  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Chirpy, a bearded silkie has an actual beard. A non bearded just has normal face feathers.
  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    If you look under Raising Chicks section and Conehead and his cronies I post a lot silkie pics with great beards. Take a look
  6. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Coloradochick - No, I've still got him. He has weaseled his way into my heart. The second day here he started following me around!!

    But - it's not fair to keep him as I only have one coop/hen house so I have to keep him separated from my girls and it's just mean in my opinion.

    Do you want him???? Please, pretty please?????

    I'd still love to see actual pictures showing the differences. I'm a visual kinda person.
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Here's a bearded buff


    And a non-bearded buff

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2008
  8. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    ksacres - feathersite was perfect .. I don't know why I don't think of going there first.

    Julie - the buff pictures were exactly what I was looking for ...

    I've decided .... I love both types!!!
  9. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    WHOA! Those silkies make mine look terrible! :eek: i guess im gonna need to find some better birds if i wanna show then. hehe. i should take mine to a big show and see what people think . itd be hilarious.
    "um. is that a chicken?"
    "well yes it is."
    "you really shouldnt be here"
    "why not"
    "are those even pure bred?"
    "yes. bred em myself. them pigeons sure did look at heem strange"\\

    as you all see, im in a hyperactive and dangerous mood..hehehehehehe
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2008

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