I believe I am going to be gifted with some silkie chicks when HHandbasket hatches some (in her incubator right now, due to hatch May 24th). I believe this because she told me so. Her silkies are SO cute. Never, ever, would I have thought I would say that. NEVER been thrilled or "interested" in pictures of silkies. Pictures don't do them justice. You have to see them in motion. You have to observe the tilt of the head to look at you. You have to experience the fuzzy little thing padding across the yard to stand next to your feet and look up at you, followed by a little hint of a hop, as if to say "Pick me up!" I have even told sellers "Please don't include silkie eggs in the order" when I purchased hatching egg assortments. No. Nope. No silkies for me. But I suppose if a good friend GIVES me a couple, that's different. If the chicks will be half as adorable as those in her yard, I'll be okay. I can't honestly say I don't like them, any more. Cute buggers. I don't know when they became cute, but it appears they have.