i did a search on BYC about how to sex silkies.....anyway, i came across a post about DNA testing and a link was supplied. i clicked on the link....and it sounds great! I'm going to have quite a few silkie hatching eggs, and i can only keep 3 - 4 pullets....and i already have a friend who can take the extras. but i'd hate to have so many silkies around for 5 to 6 months while i wait to see whether they're a roo or not!!so i was thinking of getting some of them DNA tested. BUT, i found out on the site that you have to PLUCK 2 feathers from the poor chicken! does anyone know what this will do to the bird? will he/she hate me forever and be afraid of me? will they bleed? is it quick, like pulling a hair from your head?