Pros: broody, unique physical characteristics, funny personality
Cons: anti-social, can't fly, poor egg production
I got my cockerel when he was 1 day old. He is now 4 months old. I love watching him walk around with his EE and barnyard bantam friends that he was brooded with. I will be getting him a Silkie girlfriend so he won't be lonely when his other friends fly up to somewhere he can't get to. I'd have a whole flock of Silkies if I weren't wanting lots of eggs.