Silkie feathers on head, help!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sizzlelover423, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Sizzlelover423

    Sizzlelover423 In the Brooder

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    We have 2 silkies, one is white and the other tan, they are both the same age but the tan one has no feathers on its face like the white one does! Is this normal for the color of silkie or is something wrong with the tan one? Thanks!
     

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  2. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    The white one just happens to be bearded and your buff isn't. It's normal, not all silkies are bearded
     
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  3. Sizzlelover423

    Sizzlelover423 In the Brooder

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    Oh ok, thanks so much! Does this mean that the tan one will not grow any more feathers on its head? Or will more come? It’s maybe 12-13 weeks old
     
  4. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    Yes there are two types of silkies: bearded and non bearded. Bearded means the bird has a beard (under face fluff) and muffs (side face fluff).
     
  5. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    The crest of the buff may fill out a little more, but she will not develop more feathers around her face. She appears to be a pullet by the way.
     
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  6. Sizzlelover423

    Sizzlelover423 In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much! We thought it might be a roo just because her clicks sound different from the other breeds and hens, again I can’t thank you enough!
     
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