Scott... FYI... You can get bantam cochins. They are real chickens. LOL. Mine, when they aren't broody lay pretty little eggs. They really are the perfect size eggs for kids to eat. AND, depending on breed, you can get a range of colors. Mine lay green and pink. My faverolles do not lay white eggs. They lay a tinted egg. If you set it next to a white egg, you'd see.
Here are some faverolle eggs.
By the way, I think if you can, you'd be happy with the Faverolle Bantams. They lay a medium egg. SO, fit into the smaller chicken that your daughter would like, and they are very very sweet birds. The LF Faverolles are also very very sweet birds. Both lay a medium to a medium large egg. My Faverolle hen Buffy, she laid mostly Medium, which as you can see, are not much smaller than a store bought white large egg. There is a guy up here in Muskegon, where you can get very good quality Faverolles.
Also, Loved my leghorn for white eggs. They start laying, and they do not stop. They are very curious, and some people say flighty... as in they fly around. Mine certainly did. She liked to get on top of the coop doors and hang out. She like to follow me everywhere. Waiting to see what I would drop for her. Darn dogs.
As for silkies... LOVE SILKIES! And they are real chickens. You can even eat them if you do not mind black skinned chickens with black bones. HAHAHA
DO NOT LET 6YR OLD BOYS WATCH "MEN IN TIGHTS!" Freakin Mel Brookes...