what is the difference between bearded and non bearded silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by boykin2010, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can someone please tell me the difference between bearded and non bearded silkies. please include pictures. i am really confused
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    It's not to good of a pic but this is one of my bearded silkies. Maybe you can see the one in the back it looks like he has a beard. I don't have any non bearded to compare.

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    Here is some more information for you. Hope it helps.

    Bearded Silkie
    •The presence of beards on some Silkies mark them out as an anomaly as far as chickens go. These beards, like feather muffs, cover the earlobes and flow down below the beak of both male and female chickens. Feathers protruding from both sides of the beak, the center and vertically down turning backwards horizontally to compose a collar formed of three oval parts, according to Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science. Bearded varieties easily distinguish themselves from non-bearded ones, as the presence of a beard completely surrounds the face of a chicken, leaving only a black beak poking out from a sea of fluff.


    Non-Bearded Silkie
    •Non-bearded Silkies share the same overall dimension and form as bearded Silkies. The only exception lies on the face, where without the presence of a fluffy beard, the face, turquoise earlobes and wattle become apparent


    Read more: Bearded Vs. Non-Bearded Silkies | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6682582_bearded-vs_-non_bearded-silkies.html#ixzz15HYbR9ML
     
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  3. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Bearded Silkies have a tuft of feathers under the beak, while non-bearded does not.
     
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks can anyone please post some non bearded silkie pics
     
  5. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello? anybody
     
  6. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    I hate it when no one replys [​IMG]
     
  7. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

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    I don't have any pictures as I only raise bearded silkies and I know that is what most people have in the US. If you google images of non bearded silkie hunderds will come up.

    Just a hint and don't take this the wrong way, I'm not trying to be mean but...sometimes you will get an answer faster if you look it up youself! [​IMG]
     
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  8. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have non bearded silkies
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  9. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

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    Nice! You don't see them as often! [​IMG]
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I like the non-bearded ones better myself, you can see their cute little faces [​IMG]
     

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