Soooo...in early 2016, my husband raised the idea of having chickens. I'm a city girl (reformed) and he is a country boy (devout), so he had the experiences growing up. I, on the other hand, know how quickly I bond with animals and really wanted no part of it. Finally, after much discussion, on-line research, and talks with friends who own chickens, I caved. We'd decided to order Orps, Americaunas, and maybe a couple of SexLinks. In early April, the husband came home with a box and a sheepish look on his face. The local feed store had chicks and he had picked up 8. "They're SexLinks," he exclaimed proudly. During the next month or two, it was clear these chicks with the furry hats were not, in fact, SexLinks. Pondering this, I took a picture and showed it to a co-worker who has 30+ running amok on his property. "Silkies." He didn't even hesitate. Show chickens. We have show chickens.