I want to get a show quality silkie and start caring,breeding, and showing them. I am a chicken owner ( I have alot of chickens and have had chickens for about 3 years now) so I can take care of them, but since they are bred for showing and are a bit smaller and more delicate then typical backyard flock birds I have some questions on them. 1. First off what color silkies are the most common in shows? And are all the different colored birds welcome in shows or only certain colors? 2. If I breed my show silkies, which I want to, do they need to be in a different area from the other SQ hens? 3. Ive never shown before and I'm going to get involved in the homeschool association and they go to shows, once again I havent shown before and although im looking into it more and more is there anything you can tell me or any tips for a first show? 4. What kind of "special treatment" do they need in order to keep them clean, happy, and, well, safe? 5. Does anyone know of a SQ silkie breeder in Louisiana, so I might be able to pick them up instead of shipped to me? This has absolutley nothing to do with showing but Ive heard of a silkie called a Paint Silkie and I want one. Does anyone know if they are even possible to get, where I can get one, and if so how much are they? Thanks!