Hi - nice that you can show your cuties! Our county fair here in the state had no poultry because of the AI scare this year - not any livestock whatsoever but then it was merciful not to have them shown this year. We had an unusually miserable and long humid summer/fall. Still, a county fair with no animals isn't really a county fair. A lot of breeders and hatcheries closed down shipping earlier this year and many had to thin down their flocks because they couldn't ship their hatches into several states.
I hope you enjoy your little Black Silkie. I have one little Black hen. She's almost 4 yrs old and still my best layer - even better than my LF. But boy is she LOUD! My Partridge Silkie is so quiet I never know she's layed until I check the nestboxes. How can my littlest Black Silkie also be my noisy-est bird! But I LUV her to pieces - maybe because she's our funniest smartest cutest little chicken! I think she might be neurotic too since she has OCD scratching the bottom of nestboxes until she lays her egg. She had scratched the bottom of the old coop's wood nestbox so hard she lost a couple toenails making them bleed so we had to put plexiglass bottoms in the boxes to keep her from picking up splinters. The vet wasn't concerned about the missing nails since they were on her outer toe each foot but I have noticed she doesn't get up and down the new ladder ramp very well without those extra toesnails to grip the ramp cleats. Still she manages to get up and down the ladder when we put a crate next to the ladder so she can take an intermittent hop onto the crate to go up the ladder the rest of the way.
Our Black "Mini" chicken. Her name is Minmae ("Mini") which means clever black pearl. It's funny how after we name a chicken that it happens to fit the personality.