Hi. I've had chickens for about 7 years. First two hens came with the house. Buff Orpingtons. One became one of my best friends (see avatar). Her name was Chookie. Shortly after moving to our cabin, one of my dogs scared her by chasing her. Chookie played dead. I picked her up and sat in the truck for about 30 minutes with her, cooing to her and caressing her back. I let her go, and after that, she began following me around. The rest is history. Right now, we have about 25 chickens. New chicks just hatched, so not sure. We have Silkies, and a plethora of different banties and others. The Silkies were supposed t be banties, too, but WROOOONG... One of our chickens is FEATHERLESS. His name is Kojak. He's about 3 months old right now. Here he is with one of his nestmates. I wrote to a geneticist in Israel, who is attempting to start a breed based on these chickens. Here is his contact info. I'm sure he'd be interested to hear from anyone else who has one. We're not set up to do selective breeding, but maybe y'all are, out there. Be warned; it's principally for meat production (although eggs, too!). I'm just including this in case it's of interest. They ain't gettin' their hands on Kojak!