Pepper is a barred Plymouth Rock. We brought her home at the beginning of September 2011 as a two week old chick. She has been a favorite from the beginning. It always seemed some kid had her perched on their shoulder when she was little. She started laying small tan eggs mid-January. She is a good family chicken. She'll even let our 18 month old catch her. When we bought chickens, we picked five different breeds, and she is by far our favorite.