Just thought I would let you know how my little silkies are doing and send you some photos.
You were correct!! My white one is a roo (changed his name from Elsa to Olaf). He is so gorgeous. He has some read feathers in his wings only (rest of him is white) and grew up nice and big. His comb is petite and a very pretty color. His ear lobes...Ghaaa...they are the most beautiful iridescent blue and they shimmer in the light. I wish I had moved his feathers out of the way in these pics because they are very large, stretch all the way down the side of his neck and just stunning. He has the most beautiful shiny streamers at the base of his head and neck. And a nice fluffy white butt. He is just wonderful. He has a high pitched crow and crows All The Time! I have a very high roost in the hen house and he gets right up there. He can fly fairly well too. He's very athletic. I am just in love with him.
My little black silkie, Ana, is a hen. She is as sweet as can be albeit a little stupid. She still cannot figure out the roost and sleeps on the bar for the nesting boxes (which is only 10" off the ground and she cannot even jump down from there without landing on her face). She is nice and fluffy with the softest feathers around. Her head is a giant puff. She is extremely small. Only 1/2 the size of my roo. I think she is a runt which makes me think she may never lay an egg. She is 8 months and still light as a feather to pick up. I worry about her getting picked up by a hawk because of her size and the fact that there is no way she can see with the size of her head puff. She is so sweet and still enjoys being held even though she is a free range chicken that lives with a big group of hardy larger breeds.
Thanks for all of your input regarding these two. I may not get any eggs but they are by far the favorites of all my friends and family.