I think that you are right! I just got carried away thinking about black chickens. A silkie could make it look pretty mangy. I don't know why I am finding it so facinanating today?.?.?.?.? We have one most perfect black silkie & didn't know untill today that there were other black breeds out there. Would love to find out more if anyone has any more information! btw, UC your birds are beautiful! After seeing Saturday & Sunday I see what you mean about the cross between Sumatras and Dark old English Game hens. I am still new to any chickens other than my own. I am learning so much. Has anyone else tried to make a Ayam Cemani type bird???