Silkie chicks: bearded or not??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Broody Bist, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Broody Bist

    Broody Bist Songster

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    Hi all


    I finally did it!! I got some SILKIES!! :celebrate
    I’ve only had them for a few days and they’re still a bit jumpy, so the pics aren’t great. They are about 2 weeks old (my aunt got them when they were a week old and kept them for another week so she could surprise me for my birthday:love). I want to know if they are bearded or non-bearded?? Believe me, it makes NO difference to me, I think they are adorable either way, but I think it’s cool to know what to expect.
    And also, I’m not sure if they can be sexed this young, but if anyone has a guess at the gender, it’d be much appreciated ;)

    Here are the pics!!


    Skippy
    (she’s the one looking at the camera, couldn’t get too many pics of her :rolleyes:. She’s a white silkie.)
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    Daphne
    (obviously I’m leaning towards bearded for her, but I’ll let the experts decide. She’s a white silkie.)
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    Lucy
    (couldn’t get any good pics of Ethel, but she looks just like Lucy. They’re both supposed to be gray silkies.)
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    Marian
    (Black silkie)
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    Billy Ray
    (Okay, I know it’s a boy name and technically this could be a hen, but I just couldn’t shake the rooster feeling when I saw this chick. And I was really hoping for a Billy Ray Silkie :lol:. He’s supposed to be buff.)
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    Sorry that it’s so long. Any input is appreciated!! Thanks everyone :hugs
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
  2. ChickenCrazyCountryGal

    ChickenCrazyCountryGal Songster

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    Adorable!!!:love:love
     
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  3. ChickenCrazyCountryGal

    ChickenCrazyCountryGal Songster

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    silkies are one of my favorite breeds!!!!!
     
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  4. ChickenCrazyCountryGal

    ChickenCrazyCountryGal Songster

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    I'm no expert but I would agree that Daphne is a bearded
     
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  5. JedJackson

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    All look bearded to me but Marian and maybe one or two of the others look like they might have smaller beards.
     
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  6. Broody Bist

    Broody Bist Songster

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    Thanks guys!
     
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  7. Thejperez

    Thejperez Crowing

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    Billy can still be a girls name!! Most look to be bearded or have small beards going on. I love beards! Here's a couple of my bearded girls.
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  8. Broody Bist

    Broody Bist Songster

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    So so cute :love:love
     
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  9. Broody Bist

    Broody Bist Songster

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    I had another question...
    Skippy has a pink beak and skin.. is that normal for a silkie??? She has five toes and a little poof on her head. She looks exactly like the others except her skin color.
    Her eyes aren’t pink that I’ve noticed, so I don’t know if she’s an albino. Should I make a new thread for this or does anyone know?
    Please tag someone that you think might know about it :confused:
     
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  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Tagging @FishMtFarm Can most likely answer your question about that.
     
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