I have been toying with the idea of ordering some Black Shamo chicks simply because they fascinate me. Sort of the T-Rex of the chicken world. I finally took the plunge and received my order today. What I didnʻt know is that the shamo chicks would be dwarfed by the buff cochins and ameraucanas. They are being elbowed out of the feeder and waterer by their much bigger brooder mates. In fact, they seem to be about the same size as pheasant chicks! So, is this where the tough guy attitude comes from... After a childhood of having to fight for everything, they finally grow into their feathers and decide that they arenʻt going to take it anymore. Maybe oriental chicks are taught karate in the shell. HY YAH - take that you Jersey Giant!