Do hobbits have beards?

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  1. Taluntain

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    I noticed in the LOTR movies, none of the hobbits have beards. I don't remember any references to hobbit beards in the books either. Do they have beards?
     
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    No, they don't.
     

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    Well, that's settled quite quickly. Just don't ask as your next question whether Balrogs have wings. :D
     
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    Yes they do!:D
     

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    Though most Hobbits were beardless some of the Stoors were able to and did grow beards.

    The Stoors were said to be especially close to the Dwarves. (One can assume that they were the Hobbits who knew the Longbeards 'long ago' as Gandalf states to Thorin.)

    The Stoor's, when they came in Eriador following the Fallohide’s in T.A 1150 were said to have diverged, some going south to Dunland and some to Angle. The Stoors of the Angle eventually fled over the Misty Mountains and resided close to the Gladden Fields. Sméagol and Déagol were of these people. Some of the southern Stoors of Dunland moved North and made up a part of the 'Bucklanders'.
     
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    Actually, the Harfoots are the only type of Hobbit to be classified as "beardless".

    So the majority of Hobbits would have been beardless, except for the few that had Stoor or Fallohide ancestory (such as some Tooks and Brandybucks).
     
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    Wait.....here's another quote.

    So Fallohides and Harfoots had no beards, and Stoors had something that slightly resembled a beard. :D
     
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    *simply cannot imagine a hobbit with a beard* :eek:

    Correct, as usual! ;)
     
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    Just think of a dwarf, make him a little bit shorter, take away the boots, armor, make the beard a little shorter, and lastly add some simple clothing. There, three simple steps to make a hobbit out of a dwarf.
     
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    It still doesn't work! The beard keeps disappearing somewhere between steps 2 and 3...
     
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    Old thread but great information thanks all. I'm off to the Hobbits birthday in Matamata this year only as a 'Hobbit' I have heavy legs and a beard! I shall quote scripture here to justify my facial fuzz.
     

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