Since I first started with my order from MM October 2012. Out of that first order of 25 assorted Bantams, I have 2 left: "Shy" is a Dark Brahma and "Poof-Poof" is a Sultan: Then I got some Silkies and Seramas from local breeders that turned out to be males, or disappeared/died. Next I added 2 EE's. I have one left, "Hattie". She's the brown one. After a egg-laying hiatus starting in August, she started laying again about 3 weeks ago and I have steadily gotten a bluish egg a day from her since. So today I picked up 2 Silkie pullets from another local breeder: They are "Smokey" (the greyish one that has a beard) and the "Bandit" ( the cream-colored one): Here is Smokey again: and "Bandit": I named Smokey and my son insisted that "Bandit" HAD to be the other one's name. LOL! Even though she's a girl. I'm back to 5 in my flock now. I plan to add 2 more Lavender Ameraucanas (the real deal) from a breeder about 1 1/2 hours away as soon as he can identify for certain which of his chicks are pullets. Mine are in a 15' x 30' fenced in area with a coop that my son & I made out of a FREE wooden packing crate. Over the year we've lost to questionable circumstances: 2 Silkies, 1 EE, 1 Frizzle Cochin, & 4 Seramas (3 as chicks). Strangely enough, all but the EE and 2 Seramas were black. And they were all the black bantams I had. ??????