Laying on and off all year around they will lay around 100 tinted eggs per year. They are renowed for “sitting”, ie going broody, which they will do all year around, often in the late spring when most other hens are in full lay. They should have black skin and 5 toes, unlike other breeds with red/pink skin and 4 toes. Ideal as pets, hardy with restricted sight due to their fluffy heads. Please note it is not possible to sex the white silkies accurately until approx 16-20 weeks, so they are all sold as unsexed!