Yup...as I type I have a chicken on my shoulder. She is a Cochin, I promised myself I would not get another chicken unless it was a show Silkie but the little girl just caught my eye at the poultry market and show in Oxford MA today. God im 21 and I was caught begging my mom, who I live with at the moment while my fiancée and I look for a house with enough land for our animals, to let me bring another chicken home... The deal was, I could bring her and Mr. Bo-bo home if, and only if, I stop nagging my fiancée about bring home his video games XD DEAL!!! I have named her Nilly, and the male that came with her I have named Mr. Bo-bo, He is the sweetest rooster I have ever met, prefers to stay in the crate for now. Hehe, oh my goodness this bird...When I first saw her I was instantly drawn to her and curious if I could show her *Nope to much white* but thats ok! I then knew I would be pushing my luck if I brought her home. Well after a few rounds of a search for a show silkie and no luck, I found myself returning to this tiny little bird.... Well someone had taken her out of her cage and was holding her, I then took the opportunity to call my mother and go "PLEASE????" Just like when i found the box of kittens on the side of the road T_T She then reminded me of the Buff Orphington Rooster and said no... So, determined to NOT get the little pullet I went up and asked if I could just "see" her. That ended with me holding her on my lap, having her take a nap on my lap, hiding in the crook of my arm...Then, low and behold, the women sitting next to me turned out to be a show Silkie breeder! Hazah I might have even found my show bird because of little Nilly! Anyway, i took a picture of the Cochin, sent it to my mother and she agreed she was cute. She still said no...Well, after I told her the little creature was sitting on my lap she finally caved and told me that I have my fiancée to deal with, and that if I complain about him going out and buying another video game then I cant grumble when he complains about me bring home another chicken XD *He really does love the hens, hes just got to come off sounding manly thats all, so he pretends like its a big deal* Hehe well I got her! I got Nilly, and Mr. Bo-bo who just came out of the crate to perch on my lap...and poop...thanks Mr. Bo-Bo...Anyway apparently when i left Nilly with her breeder and went off to fetch the crate, she was looking for me! XD Well now I am in trouble as it looks like she is very attached to me already, goodness I hope she realizes shes a chicken! And this story would sound a lot less pathetic if I was still 16 or 17 T_T Look at me, begging to bring home a pet chicken at the age of 21...Haha im a grown child XD as I am sure many of you guys are, except you guys have your spouses to deal with XD Mine just makes a little fuss and then calls it "His" chicken. And yes, i will post pictures but you have to wait! My camera is charging Sorry for the long wait!!! But here are the pictures. I tryied my hardest to get a shot of her on my shoulder but the flash disrupted her and had her end up on my purse instead XD Those images came out better so here yeah all go!! Here is Bo-bo: He is chilling out beside my lap-top. He is a Cochin also. And *trumpets blow* here is the little Cochin chicken named Nilly!!! Shes enjoying reading People Magazine. See how small she is compared to my purse? I know shes young but come on! How can you not fall in love with that unique little feather ball? Look at all that white, and her little colored butt, I love it!!