Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering why most hatchery silkie chickens look beardless?? Do they come bearded???
     
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, they come bearded. Most hatcheries carry both bearded and non-bearded, however the quality of the parent stock is pet quality and that is typically what they produce.
     
  3. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!
     
  4. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most hatcheries that I have seen it doesnt say if they are bearded or not bearded..
     
  5. Timster881

    Timster881 Out Of The Brooder

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    how can you tell the quality and is that important? Sorry I am new to silkies :)
     

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