First of all, I'm really new at this whole chicken raising business thing so if this is a really stupid question, I'm sorry. My 5 silkie girls are starting to turn red in the combs and even around where the wattles will be growing in. Is this normal? I'm almost positive they are pullets because I just gave away 4 crowing silkie roos about two weeks ago. They started crowing at 14 weeks old so they matured really early for silkies as well. I thought redness around that area meant maturity? Does this mean I will get early eggs? Because I always thought silkies matured really late. I thought they started laying eggs at like 5-8 months old...? Or am I wrong about this? Oh, also my bantam cochin roo doesn't seem interested in the girls just yet. He's 17 weeks old too. Will he become "interested" soon because of this? I only just noticed their combs about a week ago. They aren't *red* but you can tell the combs are a reddish color from a distance. Thanks.