So, I am a great chicken lover, but I am not really sure on anything about my Silkies. Here is what I know and hopefully you guys can help me out. I have a white Silkie named Francois. I know he is a boy because he croaks every morning around 7:30 (Used to be 10 but then daylight savings time threw him off I suppose) I also have Josephine, a black Silkie. Now, she has a small comb and Francois has this huge "thing" on his. But, Francois is smaller than Josephine. Is this common or perhaps he will grow a little? I have had him since January and he doesn't seem to be getting any bigger. Josephine doesn't crow and her comb is small, so that is why I am sure she is a girl. So, now if I have a boy and girl what can I do to encourage them to mate? He seems to be in his own world sometimes and I would love to get some Silkie hatching eggs to sell and incubate. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas? I don't mean to be so out of it having raised chickens for years, but I have never had Silkies so I am not sure what to expect.