Well, I have a few more pics to show. Here are 2 shots of my 6 Silver Laced Wyandottes I got at the hatchery--they are about 5 weeks old now. They seem flighty, and very curious and interested, etc. I get the feeling they may be the yard bosses when they are grown. How is the personalities of your SLW's? Here are my 2 light colored chicks that hatched from the cucoo Marans hens and my buff Silkie, Maurice. The first is "Bandit". The other isn't named. Any suggestions? Here is one of the 4 identical black Marans/Silkie cross chicks. And here is the RIR chick I got from Cackle hatchery. She isn't as dark as I thought she was, going by her fuzz--she is feathering out lighter. AND, I thought I was selecting from the pullet pen. Shouldn't she have some tail feathers if she is a pullet? She is about 2 weeks old. I'd be happy to have any comments, both positive and negative.