Don't give up! My silkies are seperated bearded and non bearded. I have very few non bearded silkies so for the most part I have several colors of non bearded silkie hens in one pen with a bearded splash roo. Most of the chicks I have hatched from this pen are bearded just like thier dad. I have yet to bread two bearded silkies back together again from this pen because of the range of color in thier make up. Most people like bearded anyway(not sure why?).
Non bearded silkies are just as beautiful as thier bearded cousins. It really comes down to thier crests. I have non bearded silkies that because of thier crests you might forget that they lacked a beard. (Well not the roos) Crest Crest Crest!