I got a few hens last night and one is different in a lot of ways from any chicken I've ever seen. The most noticeable thing is her personality. She is friendlier than any chicken I've ever seen. Now I'm not new to raising chickens. I've hand raised flocks that adored me and would follow me anywhere. There is a difference here. She is friendly to all. My dogs, my other chickens, my kids, even to 1 week old baby chicks who she is currently staying with. I put her in with my flock for most of the day and expected the normal fight to establish pecking order but she went right over and started trying to make friends with my Delaware's who did not return the gesture of friendship. Every time i would go out to check on how she was doing she would fly right at me and bounce off the chicken wire at about head height. So i went in with her and sure enough she flew right up on my shoulder.
It's brutally cold out so i was concerned about her stress level with the bigger hen's being mean to her so i brought her in to hang out with the Cuckoo Maran hatchlings.
The next very odd thing about her is how she sounds. She sounds exactly like a baby chick 90% of the time. I've heard her coo like a hen but mostly she chirps like a hatchling. She will also whistle like a song bird every once in a while. Sounds like a tit mouse.
I'm guessing she is a young Lavender Orpington i'm not not sure about even that. I would normally never try to put an adult chicken with hatchlings but my instincts told me she would be fine with them and sure enough they tried to challenge her, she retaliated gently and only in defense when they pecked her. I'm not sure what to make of her.