Hi, Debbie & Jim,
Hooray...the silkie chicks turned out to both be girls, which we discovered in May when they began laying the cutest little (well, medium-sized) brown eggs! My son was able to show both chickens (Ginger and MaryAnn) at the Santa Barbara Co. fair for 4-H this year and they placed 2nd and 3rd! He also had his first experience with showmanship and, on several occasions, sat outside the poultry barn letting people pet them and telling them about his Silkies. The preschool kids especially loved them. He also entered a poster about "How to Walk Your Chickens on a Leash" that received a good score. Anyway, thanks again for our wonderful pet chickens!