Found my silkie rooster and his sister fighting off a hawk that got ino the run today, Chloe the Silkie hen put everybody into the coop and guarded the doorway, while Mr Woof the Silkie Roo did the over-under-got-you-from-behind-the-brains ninja rooster fight, the poor hawk was on its side scrambling away with the rooster attached to his nape, when I got there I held the wire more open so it could escape. Which it did, followed by Chloe like a bullet. She is SO FAST and SO FIERCE its hard to believe she's the same sweet little hen who's always broody. After I made repairs to their hoop-run (DH and I had left unfinished for a few weeks ) I came in and reported YET ANOTHER hawk attack by our Silkie hen, Chloe. She is a mighty little bird. DH says outloud, "They're like those Chow dogs from China aren't they?" Then I remembered, Chow dogs have black skin and black tongues. Silkies have black skin and black tongues. Chow dogs have foofy fluffy hair. Silkies have foofy fluffy hair. Chow dogs are known for their fierceness, they protected Emperors' Palaces, right? Silkies foremost nickname is "Evil Silkies". This is the second time we've witnessed Chloe's fierce mighty will over predatory birds. Poor cats who come into the yard don't stand a chance against Chloe. She stalks squirrels, too, low to the ground like a prowler, then WHAM! like a bullet she's after them and bangs into them! How did they do that, breed things like Silkies and Chow dogs, so strange and distinctive? But so similar? Is it coincidence? Anybody ever notice that?