Need to cull-At what age can you tell if a Silkie is Bearded?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by renovationmom, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. renovationmom

    renovationmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 babies that are 8 weeks old, and 5 of them are starting to develope beards. 7 of them do not appear to have beards. I only have 1 hen out of 6 that is not bearded, and my Roo is beared. Should I give these babies more time, or is it safe to say that these will not be bearded? I need to cull(re-home) due to space limitations, and will start with the beard-less ones.
     
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