Hi all, I'm new here... I'm 26 with 2 pugs, 1 cat, 1 blue crowned conure, and 2 Silkie Chickens, oh yeah, and a husband too. I grew up in California and moved to Missouri when I was 16 (yeah, from CA to MO, crazy I know!) and we have always had chickens in our backyard ever since I can remember. I've always loved chickens; if I had to pick my favorites, I'd say probably Silkies, Brahmas, and Cochins... So a couple months ago, I ordered 3 blue silkie eggs from ebay of all places. It was an awesome experience to hatch my own chickies from eggs... I made the incubator myself; I was only half convinced it would actually work! To my delight, 2 of the eggs hatched right on time! I had candled them and the third never developed at all, so maybe it wasn't fertile... But anyway, I have two beautiful babies that are doing great! I haven't named them yet because I'd really like to know if they're male or female first... I know they're pretty young (about 2 months old), but I thought I'd share a pic to see what your opinions were... The gray one looks more like a male to me and the black one looks like a female. What do you think? and a side view, because it's so stinkin' hard to get chickens to look at you when you're trying to take a picture! Thanks guys! I look forward to hearing from you!