most of my silkies have been living indoors, but I recently got some new pens and a shed (today at lowes they had an arrow metal shed 10x14 half price because the box got wet and broke, apparently the box was $275) any way I noticed the other day it seemed that the feathers on the silkies that go out were "harsh" not as soft as the indoor birds. I know sunlight will discolor white silkies. does it effect the other colors as well. I have a six foot fence and I am going to cover the runs. should I use tarps to cover the runs or sunshades ? how do you keep your show birds looking nice. here is a picture of kaylee from this weekend at the St. Francis county fair. she is too young to show 4-h so she shows open. her pullet won champion bantam and then won best in show over all.