Hello! First time forum member, poster, and first time chicken owner here,
I was gifted my first ever chickens in the summertime, who were a bit wild, ragged-looking and skinny, and I now have seven happy ladies who have become lovely hens over the months. I've managed to figure out for myself that I have two black australorps and one barred rock. The others are a bit of a mystery to me, and I'd love your ideas so that when the time comes to get some new chicks, I know what to look for. (Sorry for the poor pictures - they are not very tame...)
I have two of these red and black girls, and one who has similar markings but is white and black.
The other mystery girl is the little red hen on the left. She is quite a bit smaller than the others, and has little feather boots on her legs.
Love to hear what you think!