I recently received 2 pair of paint silkies. They are white with black splotches, kind of like a paint horse. The person I received the from said they were a European breed of silkie that is very rare in this country. They are beautiful birds. I' m going to try to raise some. Has anyone ever heard of this breed or know anything about them? I am the chairperson of the children's farm at the Alexandria Fair & Horse Show in Alexandria, Kentucky. We have a chicken rodeo the last day of the fair. The children love it. I raise regular & exotic breeds for exhibition in the children's farm. If you'd like to see what a chicken rodeo is you can see a clip by googling chicken rodeo closes Alexandria Fair. I am new to this site. Sorry if I chatted your legs off.