I could make this really long, but I will try to keep it short! In the last week I made the decision to part with my five polish chickens as well as my frizzle roo. The polish because the male was so skittish I was afraid he was going to kill himself running into the walls of the run and, due to my inexperience, ended up with the standard polish roo, two banty polish hens and two houdan hens before I knew enough to realize what a mix I had. Didnt really want to breed them as who knew what Id end up with! The frizzle rooster decided he was the end of to end all and wasnt sharing his space with anything resembling another roo and wasnt to gentle with a few of the hens as well. Found really good homes for all of them, but still feeling a little down when I get an e-mail from an acquaintance. Would I be interested in her frizzle roo? Cute as can be, but he's started to row and no crowing allowed where she lives. Sends a pic and its a black-tailed white Japanese frizzle banty. Well, I love the jap bantys almost as much as I love the frizzles, but even better, so does my son. Tried to order him one from Ideal, but they were sold out for the year. Im ecstatic, we agree to a swap and shell deliver the next day. That night looking at Craigslist and see an ad for free banty chickens. Of course, I have to look assuming it will probably be cochin bantys, seems to be a lot of those around here, but I could use a few more hens and free chickens, who ould resist that? Open it up, its for mille fleurs, silkies, frizzles and, yes, cochins. Well, now Im excited! I have one pair of month old milles and it looks like I have one hen and one rooster based on the difference in coloring, would love some more hens. Lost my only silkie when my son left the gate to the run open, he still feels guilty and would love another silkie. Well, long story short... yesterday, I brought home four mille hens, one white sultan hen, a gorgeous cuckoo silkie roo, a birchen frizzle cockerel, black frizzle pullet, 2 silkie/cochin cross pullets and a gorgeous partridge cohin and two tiny red cochins that are yet to be determined sex wise. Needless to say, Im a happy girl right now! The milles have already graced me with two eggs. Id have written about this sooner, but Ive spent all day finding reasons to go out to the coops. Just had to share with people who would understand my "chicken high" (saw that expression on another post here and I love it, exatly how I feel right now), thanks for listening! Oh, does anybody know where I can get a few pure silkie hens?