Why did no one tell me to get polish chicks before. I heard about silkies over and over and over and over. And yes I love my silkie teenager even though he is still a bit scruffy looking. No one bragged about polishes though. They are so adorable I can barely stand it. Even in the ugly my crest is sticking up like devil horns phase they are cute. I think it should be mandatory to tell all newbies about breeds that will make them addicted that much faster. So are there downsides to the breed. I have read about them but have seen nothing negative. Went to a site dedicated to them. Made me want more of the little buggers. Are they fragile like a silkie or hardy like my BO's. How long do I have to wait till I get a glimpse of what they will look like as adults. My biggest one right now has a spiky mohawk. I think he is a boy. Just a hunch. The next biggest has a spiky blonde afro look going on. She had a puffy head before but its gotten even puffier. So dang cute. BIG Hair is back in my chicken coop. How winter hardy are they. Should the hubby start making them an insulated coop now cause I will buy more. Its just a given. Do they struggle with the heat? Will a mister be enough help for them?