Partridge silkie BOTH FEMALE!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ajesus92, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I was wondering why this twi silkie I bought separately are different in size also how come one has a beard and the other ine doesn't. They both are laying egg right know and are about 2 year of age
     
  2. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They look different because they ARE different. Just like people, birds within breeds are still individuals. While they may be very similar, they'll never be exactly alike, thanks to genetics.
    Silkies come in both bearded and non bearded varieties. You bearded hen looks to be pretty sparsely bearded. That makes me think that maybe the person who bred them were breading bearded to non bearded.
    They are lovely girls :)
     
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  4. ajesus92

    ajesus92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks plus the big one was molting
     
  5. BantamLover21

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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    As howfunkyisurchicken stated, even birds within breeds differ. Some Silkies are larger, and some are smaller. There are bearded and non bearded Silkies, so that may explain why one has a beard and one doesn't.
     
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