Yeah, When i first started chickens, I had several people tell me that I should start with silkies, but my thought was - BUT they don't look like real chickens! LOL. Now I want some that don't look like real chickens. I LOVE the fact that they are so much more socialable than other chickens and I don't mind that they are broody either, as I probably won't ever own an incubator. Nothing like the natural ones.. and I think it would be awesome to watch a mom teaching her little ones! How old are your two? I was wondering about the crowing. Because they are so much smaller, I wonder if their crow is also smaller. I know that I'm chancing on getting roos, but I already have a few people that would be more than happy to take them if that's the case. Yay.. nothing like planning in advance! Thanks for the update Ivy. I've really been thinking about her all day. I completely understand why she would want to be with family and not be on here! I personally know how hard it is, so my thoughts are that she's taking care of herself as well! These two are absolutely adorable!! What kind are they??