I have never had silkies before. i will be getting 3 partridge and 2 buff. the owner says he normally sells them for 10$ a chick and that he is making me a special price (5$ a chick) because he originally could not fill my order of 10 EE's, I was a bit hesitant because I don't see any purpose in this animal other than just looking pretty. (but later found out they make good mothers) He also insisted that i get 5 rather than 2 to be sure that I got some girls in there (Almost hit me like he was just trying to sell more) but ive looked around here and everyone appears to be selling them for 5$ not 10$, Plus he will only give me the option to get buff or partridge at the 5$ price. Which makes me believe he has other kinds. He has honored his special price even though he was able to fill my original order of 10 EE's In the end I decided I want the silkies anyway and will be getting them on top of my original order So now, how do I tell if this guy is ripping me off or if the birds are maybe like show type birds and he will only sell me the not so good ones for that price I am also wondering if there is any special care that must be given to them since they are so fluffy Thanks in advance, Pat.