What a great site! Already learning so much! My name is Laura and I live in Shelton CT with my husband and four kids. We have a flock of seven birds - 3 RI Reds, one black Australorp, two silkies and one rooster ...at some point, I'd like help identifying his breed (pea comb, white legs, black with gold specks and green irredescence to feathers & tail. Lovely). He's very young, under 6 months. A real pet (they ALL are) but he is very sweet ad mellow, loves to be held and falls asleep in your arms.