I'm thinking about doing the Poultry project next year in 4-H and I think I want to do a breeding pen, which would be two hens and a cock. Right now I'm thinking I'd like to do Silkies, maybe Splash. If I get them as chicks from a breeder, how many would I need to get to end up with a show-worthy trio? There was one 4-H resource I found that said you should take two or three cocks and seven-eight hens a couple of weeks before show and watch them for a few days to see which ones were the most show-worthy. But if I get unsexed chicks that would mean at least fifteen chicks (to get that many hens) or more, and I don't think I want very many. If you're getting them from a show breeder, is it safe to get not so many? Thanks!