I just found this site and am so excited to get answers. I have a white silkie hen (which in my opinion has the best disposition of any chicken ever) and a black frizzle, not sure what he was mixed with to be a frizzle but he has regular chicken feathers that are frizzled and feathered feet so I think Cochran. Anyway, I hatched some of their eggs and to my surprise ended up with 16 bitties. I was hoping for the silkie type feathers with some frizzle. I have come to learn that is hard to come by however. I have 10 that are a kind of white/black swirl color with yellow beaks and black feet, and 6 black with white butts and black beaks and black feet, some have one white toe on each foot. Some are getting frizzled wings but I don't think any are going to have silkie hair. I read that since the mother is a silkie then all the males will have dark skin and females will have regular yellow skin. But all of mine have black skin, the light colored chicks do have yellow beaks but their feet and skin is black. So are all my chicks roosters? Are the light colored ones with yellow beaks female and the black ones male or viceversa? They can't all 16 be male can they??