I purchased 2 bantam chicks from a local feed store on the last days of March for my little girl's birthday. The chicks were only a couple of days old and I noticed that they had black shin and feathered feet. The store owner said they were mixed chicks that were brought into the store by a customer. I had a feeling that they were Silkie mix so I looked for five toes and found them. I am not a big fan of five toes so I picked the ones that had four toes, which was only a couple of them and then picked two from that bunch. I have raised chickens all my life and have to admit, I have never owned a Silkie. The chicks a developing straight feathering instead of fluff. I am curious to see how they turn out. One is mostly white and the other is brown and tan with penciling in the feathers.