I just traded some cages for 6 silkies- 4 partridge, one is very dark blue (looks almost black) and one black. Supposedly 3 pullets and 3 cockerels, but you know how that goes with silkies. One of the pullets looks a little "iffy" to me. Anway, I already had a blue rooster and a white pullet. Should I seperate the colors? Or can I put them all together? I do want to hatch their eggs (hopefully they will do their own hatching, that is a major reason why I got them) or possibly sell hatching eggs, so is it important to keep the colors seperated? What colors would come from a blue rooster and a white hen? How about a partridge rooster and a white hen? Blue rooster and partridge hen? This could be fun! Also another question for those of you that have experience with silkie hens- how many have goon broody out of how many hens? (ex: had 5 silkie hens, 2 have goon broody) I have 4 pullets/hens, and was just wondering about how many of them will be going broody. Only one or 2? All of them? P.S. One more question- I have a silkie pullet that is 8-9 months old that hasn't started laying yet. Is that normal? How old are they before they start to lay? My Barred Rocks that are the same age started laying 2 or 3 weeks ago.