I have also been struck by the Silkie and Cochin chicken virus they are such fun and sweet chickens to have around enhancing the garden and bringing joy to all, from young to old.
The USA Silkies have shorter bodies more compact round are wider in chest and have more head feathers and feathers on their feet. The neck is shorter and also the backs are shorter creating the roundness of the whole body. I just think they're the cutest chickens in the world.
Satin: Is a breed that is in the process of being established. It has full Silkie characteristics except that its feathers are smooth or curly, not Silkied and fluffy. Satins have a crest like the Silkies and 5 toes.
COCHIN (Pekin Bantam)