Silkies...Beaded or Non-Bearded??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkiemelon, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. silkiemelon

    silkiemelon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 chicks I bought from a local store, and the label read "Silkies: Comes with assorted bearded and non-bearded"

    Now they are all two months old, and I don't know if some are bearded while the others are non-bearded, or if some are just maturing faster than others.

    Compare them. Chick 1 and 3 look non-bearded to me, while 2 and 4 look bearded.....

    Chick #1
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Chick #2



    Chick #3
    [​IMG][​IMG] Chick #4



    What do you think?
    (Oh and by the way, any ideas on gender?) [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  2. Chickjen

    Chickjen Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say all bearded... still trying to find out if mine are hens or roos:) mine are about 6 months old.
     
  3. dirtbath

    dirtbath Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL It takes six months to figure out gender? I'm doomed! I can't wait that long, LOL! My silkies will be two months on Saturday. My little MEgg Frying (get it, Meg Ryan) looks just like your silkie in the top pic. They are so much fun aren't they?
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i think you are right
     
  5. silkiemelon

    silkiemelon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I'll keep watching them, but I'm still convinced two are bearded while the other two are non-bearded...only time will tell!

    And wow, 6 months just to guess gender? It takes usually 3 months for me to figure out if their cocks or pullets ; )
     
  6. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's usually harder to tell for silkies, their gender. No need to be rude.
     
  7. silkiemelon

    silkiemelon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I apologize Chickjen! I looked back at my post and thought "Wow, that sounded very know-it-all and rude of me". I absolutely did not mean it like that. I was thinking "Wow, it's funny how some silkies show their genders at weird times, some sooner and some later" but I guess my words came out wrong. I mean, I had a friend who didn't know her silkies gender until it laid an egg!
    Once again, I'm sorry for sounding so rude! [​IMG]
     
  8. Chickjen

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    no worries! SilkieMelon:) I will post my silkes pics, and HOPE you can shed light on MY mystery it is KILLING me!!! Will do in the morning if it is not raining too bad.
     
  9. silkiemelon

    silkiemelon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, sounds good! [​IMG]
     
  10. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say 1 non 2 bearded 3 non and 4 bearded! They are all adorable! And number 2 made me laugh!
     

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