Yesterday I received a friend of mine's chickens. A pair of hawks had taken up residence at her house and was perched outside her coop,just waiting to snatch one up if she ever let them out. They had gotten several before she realized what was happening,and rather than take the chance,I offered to take them and foster them with the understanding that she could have them back whenever she asked(she was heartbroken and crying when she gave them to me,poor thing). That's not what aggravated me. What did is this woman knew nothing of chickens when she they were given to her almost a year ago and since she knew I had chickens,we talked about hers. She told me they were red silkies and were so pretty and small and asked me some questions about the care of silkies. Now,I am not a silkie expert,but some of you are and I passed on some information I had read about the breed. Imagine my surprise this Summer when a chick, hatched from some of her eggs, looked nothing like a silkie! I told her this,but she said all she had were silkies and I dropped the subject,confused and scratching my head. Well, I found out last night why my chick did not resemble a silkie. She has bantams,not silkies!! It makes no difference to me,but I am aggravated that she was told that they were silkies. The person she got them from raised them. They had to know what breed the chickens were. My friend would not have known that there was even a silkie breed, had she not been told. I downplayed it,just told her what they really were and brought them home. They are cute little birds and she loves them.